05 -07. February 2023, Helsinki, Finland

International Youth Conference on Gender Equality and Human Rights – It will be constructive exchange of ideas, as well as for making summaries and general statements. Also presentation of main project outcomes and acknowledgement of main contributors and partners. (8 participants per country + experts).

The main goal of the international confernece is to discuss on gender equality in the education system and how to ensure early intervention in the perpetuation of prejudices and stereotypes and it be constructive exchange of ideas, as well as presentation of main project outcomes and acknowledgement of main contributors and partners.

Conference will be based on shared experience and knowledge of young people on norm criticism, 4R and active participation methods and it’s dedicated for active young people & educators. Conference will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshop conducted by experts and youth and sharing own experience session on gender equality and links between power relations and norms. We will combine norm criticism with other tools and methods. 

Accommodation (sharind rooms) and venue: Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress Hotell (Robert Huberin tie 4, 01510 Vantaa)

Registration is open until 1st of February 2023 at the webpage www.genderjourney.eu/registration


05th February 2023 Arrival day
Arrival participaints, registration and non formal meeting with Nordic delegations

06th February 2023 I day of the conference
09.00–10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00–10.15 Welcoming word by organisers and moderator.
10.15–11.00 Keynote speeches:
- Gender equality situation in example of Finland - Merja Kähkönen, The National Council of Women of Finland, Specialist, Advocacy and International affairs
- The 2030 Agenda: challenges of implementation to attain gender equality and women’s rights - Jenni Kauppila, UNA Finland
- Reducing gender inequality and the role of young people in it - Evelyn Neudorf, Tallinn University lector, expert on Gender Equality
11.00–12.10 The voice of Children and Young people in achieving the Nordic vision of gender equality through UN SDG Agenda 2030
Moderator: Anna-Liza Starkova, Lund University
Alejandra Hansen and Ivan Vasilevskih (DK),
German Morris and Valeria Popova (EE),
Sammal Raatikainen and Marina Mironova (FI)
Tarkan Ramazan Bal (SE)
12.10 - 12.30 "Promotion of Gender Equality in example of Ukraine Civil Society contributions" - Tyshchenko Mariia, university researcher, honorary doctor at Malmö University, Executive Director at NGO Poruch
12.30–13.00 Debates with the stakeholders: "Students, NGOs and educators insight into their own rights and political goals concerning equality in society and supporting the UN SDG 2030 Agenda"
Laura Rajala (Femina ry), Pavel Kuznetsov (Teacher from Estonia), Annika Persson Eklund (Teacher from Sweden), Evelyn Neudorf (Tallinn University)
13.00–13.45 Lunch and Networking
14.00–15.00 Panel discussion
-Gender in an equal family - Expert: Reet Laja, The Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre'
- Equal treatment at work and in education (pay gap) - Expert: Susanne Kallanvaara, Burgårdens Gymnasium
- Gender in equality politics and society - Expert: Shamsul Alam, Vasemmmistoliito
- Civil Society and Gender Equality - Expert: Laura Maria Rajala, Femina RY
15.00–16.00 Working groups
- Gender equality and family
- Equal treatment at work and in education (pay gap)
- Gender in equality politics and society
16.00 - 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 -16.30 Presentation of the results of the working groups
16.30 – 17.00 Gender segregation in education and the labour market in Nordic Countries - Astrid Elkjær Sørensen, Ph.d. in history and her main areas of research include modern feminism and equality in Scandinavia  Aarhus University, Denmark.
17.00 - 17.30 Conclusions of the day
19.00 – 21.00 Reception / Dinner

7th February 2023 II day of the conference
10.00 – 10.10 ECHO of the previous day
10.10 – 10.30 Presentation of an educational toolkit on gender equality guidelines for youth organizations and educational institutions on how to mainstream gender equality policies.
10.30 – 12.00 Youth Network: developing follow-up of the project
12.00 – 13.00 Conclusions of the day and acknowledgement (distribution of certificates)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, Networking and Feedback
14.00 - 15.00 Experts and educators evaluation meeting and follow-up partnership
15.00 Departure

Practical information and logistics of the conference: Ms. Maria Rajala (ENG) via e-mail: feminasuomi@gmail.com / +358404145844

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