Transnational Training on Gender Equality for Municipalities

Smart Umbrella, the Greek partner of the eQuality project, organized and hosted the “Transnational Training on Gender Equality for Municipalities”, delivering a 5-day event in the heart of Thessaloniki Greece. During the 1st day, the host organization welcomed more than 25 Municipal Employees from all over Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Malta, and Greece) that joined this training to gain knowledge and expertise on women’s position in society, promoting social inclusion, civic engagement and participation.

During the 1st day, “Smart Umbrella” presented their module on women’s access to employment, career, and equal pay. The presentation of the module was followed by a thorough discussion on the subject areas it covered, while participants took a self-assessment test to provide feedback on their comprehension on the material. During the 2nd day of our training our lead partner “Women Network” represented by Roberta Mori shares information on the Representation of women in decision making processes and their empowerment! During the 3rd day of the training our French partner “Solution: Solidarité & Inclusion” covered the subject area of Violence and Exploitation of Women contributing to awareness raising and providing valuable information! Participants stressed the importance of educating victimizers alongside supporting the victims!

The 4th day of the training was devoted to the Recognition and Valorisation of Care Work presented by our Spanish partner “Universidad Carlos III de Madrid” stretching the importance of care work and how women are the main care givers without any recognition in most EU countries!  Highlight of the day! – each participant took the step and presented themselves making a special reference to any gender inequality they have experienced in their working environment!

During the final day of the training participants provided their feedback on the organization and implementation of the training, as well as on the material they were presented. We wrapped up the day with the nomination of the certificates of participation! Get to know the different groups of experts from our partner countries and get a glimpse of our final ceremony snapshot!

Thank you all for a highly constructive and thought-provoking training experience!

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