1st Partners’ meeting
Sofia, January 19, 2017
GERT started the Career Rocket project with the first partners meeting in January in Sofia. The five teams will work together for the next 30 months. There is a commitment to succeed and this is a unique opportunity to realize a dream that the NGOs share since years: contribute for a fair society where girls and boys will have equal opportunities and better chances for professional development in a competitive environment.
We are all women, committed to work for the better future of adolescents.
2nd Partners meeting
Bucharest, 27-29 September 2017
The second partners’ meeting took place in the sunny Bucharest, right after the start of the new school year, which is expected to become the arena of many interesting events within the Career Rocket project in all four countries.
The teams shared the progress and the results of the entry poll performed among teachers and students.
The results of the entry polls were discussed around the presentation of Katerina Kostakou from the Greek team. In all 4 countries students and teachers have found that the issues of gender equality was of paramount importance (around 80% of all responses) where in all 4 countries girls stating this were more than boys.
In the same time students overwhelmingly stated that nationally there was no real gender equality.
Stanimira Hadjimitova from GPF (Bulgaria) offered a comprehensive presentation on main topics and methodology of gender equality training which will serve as a basis for the upcoming gender trainings of teachers, school directors and career consultants.
The partners shared their achievements and concerns:
-AUR has signed an agreement with 6 schools to participate actively in the testing procedure and the entire project;
-GTF shared the experience of a fruitful cooperation with teachers researching the mainstream curricula for the purpose of introducing the entry points of gender equality;
– 4 Elements has surprised all the partners with a massive participation of teachers in the online entry poll;
-GPF is advancing with the video on the project;
-GERT succeeded to compile the modules on all subject matters during the summer, which are ready to be tested.
The next project meeting was discussed and specific decisions have been taken in terms of planning, deadlines and reporting.
The next meeting will be held in Athens in June 2018 and will be hosted by 4 Elements.