On the 28th and 29th of June 2022 the Partner of PADIGE project – Participatory Design of Initiatives on Gender Equality (project number: 2020-3-FR02-KA205-018465) – met for the first time in presence. The project is financed by Erasmus+ programme and its main aim is to increase democratic legitimacy to make the European Union more transparent and democratically accountable and put the institutions in contact with European citizens in a perspective of active citizenship.

The meeting was hosted and organized by the Latvian partner, Creative Idea, and the Consortium took an active part

Concerning the first output of the project, the partners had the chance to see the “Online Platform for Participatory Design of European Citizens Initiative” which has the aim of having participants co-create a Gender Equality themed law reforming proposal through a participatory design methodology. All participants made comments and suggestions for further adjustments, and everyone will take care of a specific section of the Platform to create a first draft of the content.

Moreover, the second output “Guide for Youth Workers” was discussed among participants. The contents are ready and almost all the translations of the course have been done. Before the end of 2022, the Partners will organize a synchronous (through webinars) and asynchronous pilot phase of the modules involving both youth workers and youths at the local level.

All the Partners will work hard on the dissemination of the amazing outcomes of the project also to guarantee the sustainability of the results that have been reached by the Consortium.

The next meeting will be held in Palermo, hosted by CEIPES, in October to discuss the next steps of the project and the pilot phases of the outputs.

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