The ERASMUS+ project EQUAL SPACE will enable more participation and empowerment of migrant and minorities women by developing trainings for Community Education Facilitators in the field of intersection of gender and diversity. Adult education often neglects the integration of disadvantaged people. EQUAL SPACE, a partnership between adult education and research organisations from Austria, Bulgaria, France and Portugal, is facing this challenge: Community Education Facilitators will be trained in intersection of gender and cultural diversity in order to enable educational disadvantaged migrant and minorities women to find an access to lifelong learning and adult education. Community-based development work is primarily concerned with motivation of people to become a part of the work in their communities and shaping them actively, and to bring in those who are referred to as “disadvantaged groups“.
The target group – who are community education facilitators? In the process of Community Education there are many different actors involved and the actors may vary from country to country depending upon the political and local/regional structure.
Our target groups are:
- community workers,
- (adult) education organisations,
- social workers,
- relevant regional actors and stakeholders,
- institutions working with gender aspects,
- women migrants or minorities.