Virtual Competence Centre of Gender Equality

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Ministry of Social Affairs - Estonia(EE)
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Financed from NO FM

Programme outcome the project contributes to: “Reduced domestic and gender-based violence and gender inequalities”

A Virtual Competence Centre of Gender Equality will offer a one-stop-shop to raise awareness of different target groups and stakeholders essential for promoting gender equality in the society, and to provide selected stakeholders, such as state and local government level policymakers, teachers/career counselors and employers with a necessary know-how.

In addition to gender equality related research and data, the competence centre will make available online trainings.

By making available innovative user-friendly tools to enable web-based independent studying, the Virtual Competence Centre of Gender Equality contributes to the provision of flexible, continuous and thereby sustainable awareness raising of gender equality.

Project activities shall include:

  • The creation of an online interactive gender equality database for Estonia;
  • Creating and offering online training courses on gender equality, including on awareness-raising on gender pay gap and on gender stereotypes in career counselling; 
  • Carrying out a representative survey on attitudes towards gender equality in 2021 in Estonia;
  • Publishing high-quality discussion articles based on the data from the survey.

Donor project partner Kilden (national knowledge centre for gender perspectives and gender balance in research) will share its experiences how to develop and operate a webpage for virtual competence centre and will carry out a follow up training in Estonia in Ministry of Social Affairs for the stakeholders involved. 

Summary of project results

Gender Equality Virtual Competence Centre has been established. Please see:

Interactive courses for public servants have been produced and published in cooperation with Digital State Academy learning platform (GE ABC, gender mainstreaming, public servant as a promoter of GE, gender mainstreaming in education). Please see:

Gender Equality Monitoring 2021 was carried out and published (previously made in 2016). Please see:

A compendium "Towards a Balanced Society - men and women in Estonia III" (2021) was compiled and published. Please see:

Summary of bilateral results

Kilden experts advised the Ministry of Social Affairs in setting up the virtual competence centre and gave a presentation "From Equality to Anti-discrimination and other developments in Norwegian equality policies" at the project''s seminar.

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