Gender+ is a two-year Erasmus+ KA2 project which will develop governance and benchmarking tools to improve gender inclusivity within VET (Vocational Education and Training).

Our Outputs

Gender Positive Charter


Research will be carried out into best practices in gender positive provision across the European VET sector, with their common features and approaches analysed in an eBook. This will then feed into a series of minimum requirements which a gender positive institution needs to follow. These requirements will be presented in a ‘Gender Positive Charter’

Benchmarking Tool


The findings from our research will also be used as the foundation for the development of an interactive assessment tool for VET schools to benchmark their current gender policies. It will highlight areas for improvement and how these can be addressed (e.g. what institutional changes, training is needed). The results from this tool will also map across to the Gender Positive Charter, showing an institution the extent to which they meet the minimum requirements.

 Gender Champion Skills Profile and Resources


 Appointing a Gender Champion will be a key feature of gender positive provision. We will carry out field research with equality and diversity leads, HR professionals and VET school leaders to identify what the needs and profile of such a role would be, information which will be presented in a formal skills profile. This research will also inform other resources (guides, service-set up tools etc.) to help VET schools establish the role. 

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This project is funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Project No: 2018-1-UK01-KA202-048039. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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