Free to Choose (FtC)

GENDER-ED: Combatting Gender Stereotypes in Education and Career Guidance
March 10, 2017
Invitation: “Launch of the United to END Female Genital Mutilation European Knowledge Web Platform.”
March 13, 2017

The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS)  is now a partner in the project entitled Free to Choose.  Our core objective is to raise awareness around gender diversity, enhancing and promoting a change in culture and the behaviour of youngsters when choosing career paths. We are looking to inform youngsters in transitional phases, as well as key adults around the types, roots and effects of gender stereotypes and segregation in the labour market. Other objectives are to involve young people and key adults in the use of an innovative tool, in order to develop a diverse vision of professions, skills and opportunities in the labour market from a gender perspective. This will require recognising, breaking down and overcoming stereotypes, which affect both young people and adults.

Coordinator: Cooperativa Sociale Onlus ITACA Servici Socio Sanitari Educativi in Italy

PartnersMediterranean Institute of Gender StudiesIRES FVG (Italy), Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy), REGIONE FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA (Italy), APLOAD (Portugal),  Zavod Nefiks  (Slovenia), MCBIT (Slovenia), OPCIONATE (Spain) and UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA.


-Management and coordination: Coordination and implementation of activities, admin and financial management, monitoring, evaluation, international meetings.

-Operational Map: 3 researches Mind the gap, Coming out, FtC map

-Game design: Ethnographic research on ludic habits and preferences of the target; Design of the game, (game type identification, rules and mechanics, prototype, final game release, Game Design Document, PlayerBook and WizardBook, Writing of guidelines; Training Seminar for partners on game usability, Report and papers on the design process and results.

-Experimentation and Training Development of training materials, E-training for conductors/game masters, Evaluation of training materials and sessions, Testing of game sessions, Test study on game's effectiveness:

-Dissemination through:

•Opening of Facebook project profile;

•Opening of Project website, linked with each web page of the partners;

•Using IRES E-learning platform;

•Presentations of Social Research;

•Organisation of Local events during the Transnational; and

•Final info day to share projects results and experimentation.

Target group:

1.Young people (male and female) aged 16-29 years, who are involved in a transition phase of their educational/professional life. More specifically, the project will have effects on different groups of girls and boy, that we can groups by age into 'young' for the boys and girls aged  16-20 years old and 'young adults' for those aged over 20 years old. Each group expressed different needs (i.e. orientation to university choose, orientation to labour market or through transition from temporary jobs etc.)

2.The second target group involved are Adults, and especially the “KEY-PERSONS”, who are involved in activities related to the orientation system, with particular attention to the transition phases to education or training to work experiences. This includes, educators involved in youth center, association and other informal context; Orientators, career advisors and guidance working in public services, youth center or VET; Trainer and tutors of VET, especially the ones involved in traineership.

For more information, please contact Maria Angeli, Project Coordinator, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS);, Tel.: 22795153