The Department of Gender Studies, CEU, participates in the project called “GeSt: Gender Studies Curriculum: A Step for Democracy and Peace in EU-Neighbouring Countries with Different Traditions.” (561785-EPP-1-2015-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.
The general goal of the project is to create new competences and new thinking in gender equality and improve education in gender studies of the students of MA Programs in Social and Behavioral Sciences and to promote the convergence of the education system in EU-neighboring countries with European state education systems.
Project aims: Developing a theoretical and practical basis of innovative teaching methods and approaches for trainings in Gender Studies. Improving the understanding of the problematics of gender education and to acquire and improve the necessary experience and skills of teaching staff. Preparing the first qualified graduates as social science researchers, who will have a wide range of methodological and epistemological approaches in gender studies.
By achieving the listed objectives it is expected that project will promote the strengthening of ties between Europeans and their neighbours and realize positive changes in gender equality in the world community.
The project consortium is formed on the basis of professionalism, mutual complementarity and quality, and sufficient experience in project implementation. It consists of 10 higher education institutions from Lithuania, Greece, Hungary, Morocco, Tunisia and Ukraine and 3 NGOs as associated partners.
Project duration: of 3 years: from October 2015 to October 2018.
Events: A number of international multiplier events will be organised for supporting the project dissemination: three international schools, two international conferences, a seminar of Young Teachers & Scientists, and a Forum.
As a department with a well-established Gender Studies program, we are working in this project to support our partners’ work to design gender studies curricula, course syllabi, teaching manuals, and provide educational support in gender studies content and teaching methodologies in accordance with our partners’ needs and our capacities and expertise. Professors Erzsebet Barat and Hadley Z. Renkin support the project with their expertise, and our PhD graduate Dorottya Redai works as a project manager and gender and education scholar in GeSt. We also include some of our MA and PhD students as participants at project events.