International conference - Gender & Diversity in VET - Materialising gender mainstreaming and diversity issues from theory into educational practice - A transfer system into three different European societies


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International conference

European Multiplier Conference “Gender & Diversity in VET”

More than 50 representatives from 12 different countries took part at our project’s Multiplier Conference in Ankara on October 13th, 2009.








Multiplier Tord Hansson,
project coordinator Helmut Kronika
host Riza Gürbüz

The “Gender & Diversity” partnership presented the project in terms of its objectives, approaches and outcomes. European experts, together with Turkish strategic partners and invited policy makers, discussed the results of country analyses and pilot tests carried out in the project. In several workshops, they exchanged ideas about implementation and exploitation issues, as well as practical approaches in different VET contexts and structures.


The conference was finished by a speech given by Mrs Ilknur Karakas representing the Turkish Ministry of National Education. She confirmed her definite intention to further support “Gender & Diversity” in Turkey and take care of the project’s implementation on a national level.







Mrs Ilknur Karakas
from the Turkish Ministry
of National Education giving
the final speech of the

All participants agreed on the usefulness of the “Gender & Diversity in VET” outputs, especially in terms of their innovative and practical elements for any vocational education, counselling and training provision.

Agenda for download



Presentations for download

presented by BEST (project coordinator) and FRG (project promoter)

Gender and Diversity in Romania, Slovenia and Turkey
The starting point – Summary
presented by IAL ER

The "Gender & Diversity in VET" approach and pilot experience
presented by FRG

Other European projects
presented by Helmut Kronika (BEST)