17-20. November 2022, Tallinnn , Estonia – Second Youth & experts meeting
Venue: Tallinn Spa Hotell (Sadama 11a)
Accommodation: Tallinn Spa Hotell (Sadama 11a)
Youth & Experts meetings will give an opportunity to systematise the bits and pieces of knowledge on gender-responsive education and facilitate process of establishing educational toolkit on gender equality a guidelines for the youth organisations and educational institutions.
During Youth and Experts meeting, the participants met together to continue developing educational gender journedy toolkit, discuss the results of workshops, develop web-ressource and concentrate on sharing existing resources and proposals for the International Conference. Additionally to that a separate education training part will be organised for youngsters. (5 participants per country)
The main goal of meeting is to provide constructive knowledge and skills on gender equality in the education system to ensure early intervention in the perpetuation of prejudices and stereotypes. During Youth and Experts meeting, the participants met together to continue developing educational gender journey toolkit, discuss the results of workshops, develop web-resource and concentrate on sharing existing resources and proposals for the International Conference. Additionally to that a separate education training part will be organised for youngsters.
Meeting will be based on norm criticism, 4R and active participation methods and it’s dedicated for active young people & educators. Meeting will deepen already existing basic skills and knowledge of students and educators on gender equality and discover link between power relations and norms. We will combine norm criticism with other tools and methods.
Key themes: gender equality, pay gap, equal treatment, family models, and gender roles questions.
Project meeting results:
- Conducted training on gender equality and collected materials for gender journey toolkit, suggestion for education institutions and web-resource;
- Summary of the training, materials and project overview you will find out on www.genderjourney.eu
17th of November 2022 - Arrival day and
16.00 - 18.00 Meeting together and sharing own expectrations about the meeting and own experiences
18th of November 2022 – Working meeting Day I (Venue: Tallinn, Tallink Spa Hotel)
10.00 - 13.00 Workshop "Gender Equality and Culture" from the Nordic perspective
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch time
14.00 - 16.00 Participation at the All Estonian Youth Forum and toolkit editorial meeting
14.00 - 16.00 Gender Equality workshop on english about Gender Equality and school culture
16.00 - 17.30 Presenting results
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
19th of November 2022 – Working meeting Day II (Tallinn, Tallink Spa Hotel)
10.00 – 10.30 Official opening & results of Danish meeting
11.00 – 12.30 Working part I (Toolkit and Design)
Each working group is developing own part of the toolkit (introduction; content and practical exersizes; useful materials and bibliography)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch at restaurant
13.30 – 15.00 Working part II (Project outcomess summarizing)
- Development content for the international conference
- Finalisation of toolkit parts
- Practical work/exercises for students/teachers
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00 Working part III (Toolkit editorial meeting)
17.00 – 17.30 Presentation of I working day results and summary of day
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner
20st of November 2022 – Working meeting Day II (Haapsalu, Fra Mare)
10.00 – 12.30 Summary of the meeting and presentation of educational toolkit final draft
Norm criticism is the practice of questioning the norms in a given society or context. Norms are the things that we collectively consider to be “normal” or “just the way things are” and do not take up for discussion in our daily lives. A norm is not per definition a negative thing. Norms can also be something as simple as taking off your shoes when entering your home, subconscious things that we all take for granted.
But norms can quickly become more complex because they contribute to rules for how to look or behave without being stigmatized. At its core, it’s about visibility: A person who follows the norms does not stand out and will generally not experience having their existence or lifestyle questioned. On the other hand, a person who breaks the norm and stands out becomes extra visible and is in risk of being met with wonder, rejection, or exclusion.
An example: To a lot of people, it continues to be the norm that marriage involves one man and one woman. A person who thinks this way is not necessarily evil or homophobic, but they’ve grown up in a society where this constellation has been overwhelmingly more visible and represented. That means that if a person like that hears a coworker talk about her wife, they might take pause. And if the whole work environment has the same set of subconscious norms, it may lead to the employee who breaks with this norm feels othered or looked down upon. At the same time, this can affect equality in terms of the law, for instance when marriage is only legal between a man and a woman, thus robbing same-gender couples of the legal perks that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy.