E-training: Nordic Gender Equality Promotion


Nordic Gender Equality Promotion E-training: Six promising Nordic Practices in gender equality promotion in Early childhood and Basic education.

This E-training focuses on Promising Gender Equality Promotion Practices in Early Childhood (Kindergartens, day-care centres) and Basic Education (pre-school – 9th grade) in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway) and Autonomous regions (Faroe Islands and Greenland). The e-training is coordinated by the Women's and Gender Studies at University of Oulu, Finland, and funded by Nordic Council of Ministers.

Themes of the Nordic Gender Equality Promotion E-training:

1. Introduction and Gender mainstreaming in education, both in teaching and learning;

2. Gender equality planning at schools (GEP);

3. Recruiting gender equality educators to municipalities;

4. Nordic gender-equality certificate for educational institutions;

5. Promoting gender balance and diversity among educational staff;

6. Gender equality work with the parents of students and Feedback Session.


Time frame & work load

Starting from  4th of April to the 20th of May, 2016 (6 weeks); Two to three hours per Unit, per Week.

Discussion forums will be on each participating countries’ language.

Learning materials is in English, available at:




Please e-mail your contact information (name, email, institution) and participation interest to the coordinator of your country, see coordinators’ list below.

General questions : jose.cardonalopez(at)oulu.fi.


Firouz Gaini, firouzg(at)setur.fo

Ph.d. Lecturer and Antropologist, University of The Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands.

Bergljót Þrastardóttir, bergljot(at)jafnretti.is  The Centre for Gender Equality, Iceland. 

Mia Heikkilä, mia.heikkila(at)mdh.se

Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden.

Mervi Heikkinen, mervi.heikkinen(at)oulu.fi

Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oulu, Finland.

Cecilie Nørgaardcecilie.norgaard(at)mail.dk

Educational and Gender Sociologist, Mangfold, Denmark. 

Ole Bredesen Nordfjell, ole(at)reform.no

Reform–Resource Centre for Men, Norway.


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