FENCE. Gender equality empowerment and capacity building

FENCE NEWS1FENCE- Fighting Gender Bias and Contributing in Gender Equality is a European project of the Erasmus + initiative that fights against gender bias and contributes to gender equality in the workplace, both in institutions, companies, and organisations such as public administration.

The project is coordinated by the British organisation
Dacorum Council For Voluntary Service in collaboration with six entities from six European countries: United Kingdom, Italy, Cyprus, Romania, Greece and Spain. DOCUMENTA is the Spanish partner and responsible for the research area.

The result of the research will be the 'Review Paper', an analysis and data collection document on the state of the question in equality and elimination of gender bias, which includes bibliography, good practices, training models, data and statistics, in addition to the perceptions and experiences of professionals on the existing training environments in the countries participating in the project.

Based on the conclusions of the research, in the next two years, different activities will be implemented to promote gender equality, among which the creation of an innovative virtual training course on gender equality issues consisting of a box of digital tools, a web platform and a mobile application developed under a collaborative learning approach.

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How the InCommon toolkit can help us during and after the corona crisis

InCommonGS1Many of us are at home at the moment, without social contacts, without any distraction. We now feel how it can be for newly arrived migrants to be separated, to be at home to not go out for cultural events, not because they don’t want, but because they are scared or just don’t know how to behave. This fear is now a collective one and we feel a kind of lost. Just look at yourself when going shopping right now – you are not sure what is appropriate and what not, how to behave...

We want to encourage you in this phase of self-development during the shutdown of corona-crises to use the good practice examples to see others work which can help you in finding your passion. Your way of being, your goals and what really matters for yourself. We have collected 40 examples that really can be an inspiration.

Also social contacts can be evaluated during the crisis – who is giving me pleasure and who doesn’t? Whom do I want to keep contact with and whom do I want to invite in my life?

Maybe the examples of the toolbox can help us to make new contacts after the crisis is over.

Remember, every crisis keeps a big potential of development – let’s create the best future we ever can assume.

Link to the InCommon Toolkit good practices

Developed training for the Mingle project on mentoring issues

Mingle-Formación mentoringDuring the months of January and February DOCUMENTA has carried out the training of the Mingle project aimed at local people on issues of TCN integration such as intercultural communication, mentoring, the Scale of Active Citizenship and online tools of the project, among others.

More than 100 people have been trained to carry out mentoring tasks for the TCNs participating in the Mingle project. During these workshops, participants have been able to learn more about the project and the tools it offers, such as OACAT (Online Active Citizenship Assessment Tool) or EMKIT (Empowerment Toolkit), aimed at evaluating the degree of the Active Citizenship Scale in which the NTPs are already proposing various activities to improve their degree of integration.

In addition, during these workshops, topics such as Intercultural Communication and Mentoring, both necessary to carry out this next stage of the project, will be carried out, where mentoring will be carried out to 100 NTPs with a total duration of 400 hours.


The InCommon Toolbox experience

InCommonExperienceThe InCommon Toolbox project has developed the Cultural Citizenship Scale (ECC), a methodology for the exercise of active citizenship through culture aimed at migrant women, third-country nationals and refugees.

The scale is intended to be a flexible and easily adaptable tool to offer migrant women the support they need at the right time. The reasons for migration, the motivation for migration, the conditions of departure from the country and the situation in destination, the duration of the migratory trip, the episodes of violence due to the fact of being women, cultural differences - not only with the host country but also among the different participants; the language proficiency, the gender perception or economic situation make up a diverse group with different needs.

InCommon project partners have implemented the scale in the field and tested its possibilities with a positive result. That is why we want to briefly present the different experiences that have been carried out in the participating countries of the project.