Education about equal parenting
Data from 2010 shows that only 2.7 % of men took parental leave, although men’s leave was not the same across all Member States(Briefing European Parliamentary Research Service). Regarding gender, young women are more likely than men to be NEET. The odds ratio interpretation shows that young European women are 62% more likely than men to be NEET because of family responsibilities. (Origins and future of the concept of NEETs in the European policy agenda).
Equipping youth with skills of equal parenting
The future of the family, and therefore that of humanity, is in the hands of the parents. Children who are raised in a balanced environment will make society as a whole brighter. Before they become adults, youth need to be prepared; therefore, they must understand how to be parents. We can accomplish this by dismantling gender stereotypes and educating youngsters about parenting influenced by culture, beliefs, and heritage.
Providing training to youth and students on gender equality
In many countries, gender equality is not taught in schools. However, even if they are interested, some individuals will not learn about it after high school. Educating young people about gender equality is essential. It will have a long-term influence on how they think about women’s rights, domestic violence, and other issues relating to gender inequality.
The target group
- Analysing and selecting of good practices of equal parenting process across Europe
- Creation of educational manual on parenting
- Preparing the training programme for the youths workers
- Implementations of the training program in every partner country (local workshops)
- The digitalization of the Youth workers training program for the Online Educational Resource
- Developing e-learning educational resource
- Create awareness of equality in parenting and promote it by using creative problem-solving videos
PR1- Manual of good practices in Equal parenting
In this PR, our youth workers from every partner organization will gather good practices on education programs in equal parenting from their communities. Then, we are going to collect them, analyze and identify how every country deals with the same topic. After that, we will develop a methodology for the selection of the most applicable and impactful practices in every partner language. This program will help everyone to experience useful tools and practices.
Topics of the manual :
- Breaking stereotypes
- Division of responsibilities
- Equal opportunities for work & leisure
- Domestic collaboration
- Good role models
- Family well-being
The manual of good practices will not be functional only for the youth workers, but also for the youth, parents, and teachers.
Need: Creation of suitable improved educational content for the youth which they can make use of in their daily routines.
PR2- Educational content for equal parenting (Theory)
This PR focuses on creating easy-to-understand education content for equal parenting based on the results of the PR1. Youth workers from every partner organization will be the key to developing content that allows other youth workers to gain new theoretical knowledge and improve their work with youth.
Need: Methodology, knowledge, and competencies to train youth workers to equip the youth with needed skills for equal parenting.
PR3- Youth Workers training program (Train the trainer)
This PR consists of the development of train-the-trainer for youth workers/leaders. Produced content from the PR2 will be taken into consideration and added up strategies and tools, usually not present in existing curricula and innovative methodologies of role-playing & treasure hunting.
We will focus on :
- Development of train-the-trainers training program – how to train the youth workers based on the prepared educational program
- Development of lessons for youth – how to teach youth based on the ready educational program
- How to reduce the possibilities of parenting inequalities
- Pilot testing phase in youth centers in every partner country
- Youth sessions and discussions
Need: Reach the youth and create awareness of the topic of equal parenting on inaccessible digital platforms.
Result: PR4 - Online educational resources (supplementary to the face-to-face training)
The need for this PR is easily accessible content for youth workers and youngsters in digital form. We will develop a bite-size educational resource, an online learning system in today’s world known as the standard in professional education. The system will be a platform that provides knowledge to youth workers and young adults, which is easy to understand and process.
In addition, we will digitalize the Train for Trainers PR3 and, like this, reach our target group in every corner of the earth with the internet. In this PR, short videos with stereotypes about root conflict situations in parenting are going to be produced.