Centre’s good practices recognised at international level

Experts at the European Institute on Gender Equality (EIGE) commended the Centre’s work on gender mainstreaming during the “Advancing Gender Training to support Gender Mainstreaming” conference.

The conference was organised as part of EIGE’s two-year project on gender training in the EU and was attended by around 150 European gender and training experts. The Institute aims to collect information and facilitate dialogue on gender training for better gender mainstreaming. At the end of 2012, EIGE will launch an EU-wide database of gender trainers and training resources.

The Centre’s presentation focused on its experience in promoting gender mainstreaming through training and capacity building. From the perspective of inclusiveness, human rights and non-discrimination, it introduced an overview of training and aware-raising activities of various forms of discrimination at work. A particular emphasis was made on online learning through the ‘Gender Campus’ facilities.

Among the good practices featured during the EIGE Conference, the Centre’s Gender Academy was singled out, and as such it was presented during the plenary session by the EIGE experts responsible for the gender mainstreaming project. The methodology for scoring gender sensitivity of core training courses, designed by the Gender Expert Group of Train4Dev building on the experience of the ITC-ILO Gender Marker, was also presented in the plenary.

For more than 10 years the Centre has offered high-level training activities aimed at increasing awareness of gender equality principles and providing practical tools for their implementation. It has become a hub offering a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and share best practices.

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