No gender gap

The project No Gender Gap!, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, has been
launched by the partnership formed by Building Bridges Association from Spain, Scuola di
Robotica from Italy, Weltgewandt from Germany and the International Labour Association from
the Netherlands.

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Set of competences for the professional development of the training curricula in women.

The project will offer a set of competences for the professional development of the training curricula in women. More specifically, No Gender Gap will aim at improving the attractiveness of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) using robotics and automation, which have proven to be a means of successful involvement.

Also, digital literacy and critical thinking will be promoted, and the teachers involved will improve their professional competences through new methodological approaches.

Project requirements for participants:

Women women at risk of social exclusion

Disadvantaged groups (eg. unemployed, victims of gender violence, refugees, without university studies, residents of rural areas)

Fill the questionnaire (SOON)

Motivation and willing to learn robotics from scratch

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Objectives

The project is aimed at both educators and women at risk of social exclusion and belonging to disadvantaged groups (eg. unemployed, victims of gender violence, refugees, without university studies, residents of rural areas) who want to improve their professional skills in a sector where the high demand in the world of ICTs can significantly reduce the unemployment rate.

The partnership will work in the realization of a MOOC for the creation of a robot. Besides, a methodology guide including innovative tools and approaches for teachers will be created. The partnership will also work on the recognition system of the competences acquired and each of the partners will experience an improvement in their operational capacity thanks to the internationalization of their activities.

Meetings

The partners involved in this project, who had their first transnational meeting in Madrid, Spain, between the 29th and the 31st of October, and who will meet again in Genoa, Italy, in April 2019, will work together in this project until September 2020.

Partners:

Building Bridges

Jose Maria Imbert is a holder of a BSc in Business Management. He has garnered most of his experience in the communications field as a content developer and content manager for several NGOs. He joined the Building Bridges team in November 2018 as a curriculum developer for informal education modules and content manager, subsequently as a Project Manager and as responsible strategic partnership building.

Nino Versace is one of the founders of Building Bridges and informal education curriculum builder and project manager team lead. Nino’s expertise in EU project writing and managing stems from his 10+ years experience in the field. He is currently the No Gender Gap project
manager.

Scuola di Robotica

Fiorella Operto. Educated in Philosophy, she collaborated with the Italian Research Council on the social impact of Advanced Robotics applications. In 2000 she founded the School of Robotics Society, and is its Deputy Chair today. Operto contributed to the definition and application Roboethics (Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues in Robotics).

She is Member of the high­level Advisory Committee for ECWT (EU European Centre for Women & Technology), Consultant and member of “The Open Roboethics Initiative”and Ambassador of the European NAO Challenge.

Andrea Fui. Born on 26/12/84, he has got the triennial degree in Computer Science in 2010 (University of Genoa), and in 2013 the triennial degree in Psychology (University of Genoa). He is collaborating with the School of Robotics about the issues of Educational robotics for SEN students. He is expert of using educational robotics and a humanoid robot ­ NAO ­for kids 8­14 with special educational needs.

ILO

Mehmet Altunbas has worked as a training expert and project manager in NGOs and public bodies for more than 15 years. As an active project manager, he has taken part in various research, development and application phases of youth, VET and adult education
projects. Having worked at education departments throughout his entire career, he has experience in instructional design and training delivery with non­formal methods. Altunbas worked at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security as a senior training expert. He was one
of the members of the “Agriculture Advisory Committee” which had a cross­ministerial function on OSH practices. As a project writer and manager he has taken role in various EU projects, attended symposiums as a speaker and to the seminars as a trainer. Altunbas joined the ILA team as the Director of organization.

Ines PINTO, completed BSc Psychology at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Her studies focused on business psychology, social psychology of the individual and groups, statistics and practical and applied psychology. She wrote her thesis on sensation seeking
behavior and virtual reality. Pinto studied Social, Health, and Organizational Psychology master program at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She studied Work and Performance, Organizational Development, Social Influence, Public Communication and
Advertising and Analyzing Current Policy Trends within the framework of this program. She researched and studied team innovation in organizations in her MSc thesis. PINTO has work experience as a Communications Support Officer, Team Guide and Academic Peer Mentor in different organizations. She currently works as project manager in ILA and takes part in strategic partnership projects’ implementation.

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Sophia Bickhardt. Social Scientist (diplom, Political Science, New History, Economics), lecturer, trainer and project coordinator in intercultural civic education since 2004. Her focus lays on socio­economic education, culture of remembrance, gender relations and digitalisation. She is co­founder of weltgewandt e.V., author of « Future 4.0 Digitisation of Economy and Society » and experienced in European cooperations since 2008 (PLL, Erasmus+).

Dr. dipl.Ing Isabelle Böhnke. Engineer, expert in digital technologies and media pedagogue. Her focus is on digital media, collaborative platforms, data and knowledge management. Sie develops and coordinates projects in the field of media and education and acts as trainer and mentor.
She has already participated in several European projects (Leonardo, ADAPT, ESF, Erasmus) to develop the use of digital technologies in social work, education and culture.

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