Empowering Women in Employment Seminar, Paris

Deadline: 28 February 2013
Open to: Youth workers, Trainers, and Youth leaders from Youth in Action Programme countries and Neighbouring Partner countries (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia, Turkey, Albania, Armenia, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Macedonia, Belarus, Israel, Kosovo, Georgia, Jordan, Montenegro, Moldova, Lebanon, Serbia, Russian Federation, Morocco, Ukraine, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, and Tunisia)
Venue: 21-26 April 2013 in Paris, France

Description

In this partnership building “Empowering Women III” seminar, the organizers will deepen the theme of female empowerment shifting the attention on how non-formal education can contribute to women’s employability.

Reminder of the success of the previous two editions – the one in 2010 with a very general approach on the role of women in society and the one in 2012 with a more specific analysis on women in the field of social economy – they intend with this new seminar to focus on the theme of female employability, taking as basis for analysis how non-formal education can constructively contribute to the process.

Their goal is examining how non-formal education could strengthen and valorize women’s skills, in order to empower their competences and above all their self-confidence for high responsibilities positions.

Two main topics will be considered at such regard: gender stereotypes causing the horizontal segregation (women choosing both forced or not only typical “feminine” jobs) and the vertical segregation, and in particular we will focus on the idea of the “glass ceiling” which has a significant negative role in the advancement process of women’s careers.

They will proceed in the analysis with an approach based on the international and intercultural dimension: the different realities and cultural backgrounds of participants will set an interesting arena for sharing, exchanging and discussing how these themes are perceived and dealt in the different countries and societies.

They will give a wide space to participants for sharing their best practices in national or international projects, in order to foster the writing of recommendations for positive actions how sustaining young girls in their personal and professional development in the frame of non-formal education: these recommendations will be shared during a joint conference (held at the end of the seminar) with a wider public, coming also from the enterprise fields.

Costs

The training course is organised by the French National Agency for the YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME in cooperation with SALTO EuroMed Resource Centre. Boarding and Loadging will be covered by the Hosting National Agency. Travel cost for Programme Countries will be covered by the Sending National Agency.

Travel costs of Meda and SEE will be covered by Hosting National Agency. Please apply directly online and you will be selected by SALTO EUROMED and SALTO SEE. Travel cost of and EECA Countries will be covered by SALTO EECA. Please apply directly online and you will be selected by SALTO EECA.

Eligibility

This partnership building seminar is for 40 Youth workers, Trainers, and Youth leaders from Youth in Action Programme countries

(Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovak Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden, France, Malta, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Croatia and Turkey)

and from Neighbouring Partner Countries

(Albania, Armenia, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Macedonia, Belarus, Israel, Kosovo, Georgia, Jordan, Montenegro, Moldova, Lebanon, Serbia, Russian Federation, Morocco, Ukraine, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, and Tunisia).

Application

You must apply using the online application form HERE by 28 February 2013.

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. You should ask them about possible participation fees and other relevant rules.