On 26 and 27 May, the first face-to-face transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ project Nº 2020-1-PT01-KA201-078532: T-SHIRT (Tools on Supporting the figHt for Issues of gendeR Traditionality and disparities) was held in Athens.
This was the first face-to-face meeting of the partners involved: Casa do Professor (Portugal), Xenios Polis, Innoved, University of Thessalia (Greece), Center for Social Innovation (Cyprus), University of Bucharest (Romania), Inova Consultancy (United Kingdom).
This meeting has enabled partners to assess the development of the project. The first Intellectual Product, led by UTH Greece: Course for teachers was already concluded. Intellectual Products 2: Methodologies Guide for Teachers (Romania) and Intellectual Product 3: E-learning Platform (Cyprus) are under development.
The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to discuss the details of the multiplier events that will take place in each partner country between September and October, as well as the European Conference that will take place next November in Braga.
This project, coordinated by Casa do Professor, proposes a common pedagogical approach among all the partners of the consortium to raise awareness of gender equality, through the training of primary school teachers on the subject and the awareness of students, to whom materials and extracurricular activities will be provided. This project is structured around three innovative intellectual products for teachers and pupils who will work on the gender equality issue in a school and educational context, such as the digital platform entitled ‘T-SHIRT Open Educational & Training e-Resource’, available in English on the project website, and later in the partners’ languages. It is a virtual learning environment where online modules with activities and tools will be provided free of charge to users (teachers, students, policy makers and other stakeholders).
The project started in December 2021 and, due to the pandemic context caused by COVID-19, the project monitoring meetings have so far been held online.