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Projects and Programmes
Intercultural dialogue to empower indigenous communities

Current changes in Bolivia carry along processes of decentralisation. As a result, the potential for conflict related to democratic governance and participation has risen at the regional as well as the local level. The policy of large-scale exploitation of natural resources fuels further disputes and has an impact on the environment and particularly on marginalised and disadvantaged population groups.

However, political participation processes are increasingly non-violent, and local legislation is drafted on a participatory basis. More and more, conflicts over environmental issues and resources are also resolved in a non-violent manner. Marginalised and disadvantaged population groups, particularly indigenous peoples, smallholders and women, are demonstrably exercising their rights. Their participation in political processes is strengthened, and this is facilitated by intercultural dialogue.

Publications
Culture & the arts: intercultural dialogue in migratory crisis

Report with case studies, by the working group of EU Member States’ experts on intercultural dialogue in the context of the migratory and refugee crisis under the open method of coordination - Study

In the context of the migratory and refugee crisis, explore the ways culture and the arts can help to bring individuals and peoples together, increase their participation in cultural and societal life as well as to promote intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity. Links will be established with other EU-level integration networks and databases. Experts will take stock of the policies and existing good practices on intercultural dialogue 5with a special focus on the integration of migrants and refugees in societies through the arts and culture.

Courses / trainings
Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for Museums

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used by informal learning cultural organisations to promote gender inclusion.

Courses / trainings
Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for industries and research organisations

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used to be used by researchers and industry.

Courses / trainings
Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for Schools

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used by teachers.

Publications
Intercultural dialogue for gender inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education

What is at stake?

Research shows that many institutions involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM) have built-in gender excluding mechanisms.

How can intercultural dialogue help?

In this specific case, intercultural dialogue is essential to build gender-inclusive environments, in schools, museums, research institutions etc. dealing with STEM on an every-day basis. Providing the opportunity to tackle the issue of discrimination based on gender, through an open dialogue between girls and boys, women and men, will be key to assess the tangible situations of injustice, to exchange ideas and to eventually work together to shape sustainable solutions.

Why is this a good practice?

Project HYPATIA has been engaging with schools, museums, research institutions and industry, in multiple places of the world, in order to provide staff members, managers, and decision makers in STEM education with concrete and operational guidelines on how to change the way science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is communicated. Such recommendations have been built on the collection of various best practices, that the document highlights with dedicated links.

 

Media
Strength in diversity: another story of the Roma community

Barcelona's long-established Roma community speaks to Metropolitan about identity, activism and culture: get to know this community thanks to authentic stories!

Publications
Free education from gender stereotypes: good practices accross Europe

Discover a quality compilation of good practicesto promote an education free from gender stereotypes and identifying ways to implement the measures which are included in the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on gender mainstreaming in education.

Projects and Programmes
Diversity champions in higher education systems in the US

Discover concrete initiatives led in higher education systems in the US where diversity and inclusion represent core values.


By either developping campus communities or academic programs, get to know some of the diversity champions selected by the media 'Insight Into Diversity' and how they transformed the educational opportunities while building more inclusive environments.