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Training course Gender and Media
Nelijarve, ESTONIA, August 7-13, 2011
Participants of G&M training learned about present situation with gender equality in media and about stereotypes, they made own analyses of media from gender perspective, wrote gender sensitive articles and used modern media resources. Methodology followed the main principals of non-formal education and training in Europe. Main approaches that were followed were experiential learning, intercultural learning, active participation and group dynamics. There were team building activities, experts' and participants' presentations, discussions, group work, outdoors activities and reflections of the working days. The practical output were group of gender sensitive people and media customers - participants of G&M training, who can be partners for new projects.
The main aims of Gender and Media training course were:
" to raise awareness of young people on the importance of gender issues in media,
" to develop democratic citizenship and youth participation in promoting gender equality in youth organisations and in media;
" to foster intercultural dialogue and youth work in a multicultural environment;
" to support co-operation with regions outside Europe by partnership building with youth from EU neighboring countries during the training;
" to support young people's creativity and participation in media and culture.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Ramez Habash, "IDEAL for Developing Cultural & Tourism Routes" (Jordan),
Ruta Pels, Eesti People to People NGO (Estonia),
Marianna Drozdova, Eesti People to People NGO (Estonia),
Nele Langebraun, support team, Eesti People to People (Estonia).
Aleksei Smulski, support team, Eesti People to People (Estonia).
22 participants from Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy, France, Sweden, Israel, Jordan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey gathered in Estonia to find the ways how to change the gender equality perception in media.