Gender and Media free youth work(er)s!

2nd Training course for Youth Work(er)s
| 02-09 March 2023 | Vienna, Austria

What is this project about?

Gender equality means equal visibility, empowerment, responsibility, and participation of all genders in the spheres of public life, including the media. Though having a big potential in promoting gender equality, the media still acts as a tool that creates and maintains gender stereotypes and plays a big role in gender and cultural-based discrimination.

How can we respond to this as youth workers? With these training courses we want to uncover the role of media and individuals in achieving the fundamental value of gender equality and create awareness at the local, regional and international levels.

During the training we will discuss, analyse, understand and propose new approaches and views to those subjects using new digital media, creative activities, social and multimedia tools. After the first training courses for youth workers were held in Diyarbakir (Turkey) last October, the second training course will happen in Vienna (Austria). We invite youth workers living in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey to come together from 02-09 March 2023 in Vienna (the 2nd is arrival and 9th is departure) to discuss with and learn from each other about gender and media.


During both training courses we’re going to use a broad variety of non-formal education methods, such as theatrical performances, simulation games and various team building games and especially technological games such as kahoot, flipped classroom, Word Cloud Generator, QR Codes etc. We will focus on group work and discussions and will have various outdoor activities, quizzes, debates and field visits.

Logistics and financial conditions

Accommodation & Food: All participants will stay in the youth hostel guest house in Vienna 20th district The food will be provided by the hostel restaurant. Please tell us in the application form if you have specific food intolerances, diets or allergies that you would like to communicate.

Money, money, money: We can cover all essential costs of the program (including food, travel costs up to a maximum amount per country, visa costs, accommodation and content) through a European project grant by Erasmus+.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the distance calculator rules and the maximum for each participant that can be reimbursed is the depending of the country and city of departure following this schema:

Austria (3 participants):
Italy (3 participants): maximum 275 € for participant (sustainable travel encouraged)
Spain (3 participants): maximum 360 € for participant
Portugal (3 participants): maximum 360 € for participant
Turkey (3 participants): maximum 360 € for participant
Czech Republic (3 participants): maximum 210 € for participant (no plane tickets allowed)
Croatia (3 participants): maximum 320 € for participant (no plane tickets allowed)
Latvia (3 participants): maximum 320 € for participant (sustainable travel encouraged)
Romania (3 participants): maximum 275€ for participant (sustainable travel encouraged)
Poland (3 participants): maximum 210 € for participant (no plane tickets allowed)

Sustainable travels?: We ask you to come to this project through more sustainable means of transport rather than flying (e.g. train/bus), if somehow possible. We will give you more support on how you can reach the venue once you are accepted to the project.

Who can participate?

People living in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain or Turkey. We unfortunately cannot make exceptions due to our funding rules.

People with fewer opportunities prioritised. We will prioritise applications by people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, migrants, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ people and working-class youth. We will do our best to make the project a safer space and take the individual needs of the participants into account. Unfortunately, the accommodation is not accessible by wheelchair.

No previous experience with the topic needed. You are welcome in this exchange even if you have no experience discussing gender or media with people around you. Vaccinated or recovered ideally. At the moment, there are no entrance rules around COVID-19 anymore. But due to the constantly changing situation, this might change and
then we would inform you.

Be able to participate in the whole period 02-09 March 2023! Due to our funding, we cannot reimburse you for your travels or other expenses if you arrive late to the project or leave early.

How can I apply?

You can send your candidature by sending it to your organisation in your country. Please fill it out as soon as possible. → Find and download the application form here.

If you have questions, please reach out to your sending organisation:
● Service Civil İnternational Austria:
● Genclik ve Degisim Dernegi / Turkey:
● Stowarzyszenie IMPAKT / Poland:
● Real Sensations Association / Portugal:
● Cesta rozvoje, z.s. / Czech Republic;
● INTERAKTIVA / Croatia:
● Asociatia idei si proiecte pentru tineri activi / Romania:
● Associazione Urban Center / Italy:

If you want to reach the organisers directly please send an email to:
Andrea Loddo and Gianmichele Tuozzo at
Umut Suvari at

Thank you!!

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