On the 5th of May 2020, partners from Cyprus (CSI), Lithuania (DDG), Greece (Symplexis and Harokopio University), Ιtaly (CESIE) and UK (IARS) virtually meet for the second consortium meeting of the CHILDREN FIRST project, which due to the Covid-19 breakdown, took place online.
Despite the challenges that the whole consortium has faced due to the lockdown, the effective management and communication between the partners have ensured a successful meeting and enabled a productive planning of the next project’s deliverables.
The constructive collaboration of the consortium has been proven by the fact that all partners have managed to reorganize and conduct the desk-based and field-based research tasks which were planned for the first phase of the project, thus providing great inputs for capturing the views of the target groups (children, educators, parents and institutions) on the phenomenon of gender-based and dating violence.
Five national reports and a comparative report in English will be delivered in the upcoming weeks, and the findings of the research will be used to develop the real-life scenarios of the Children First youth-led e-Game, as well as the training programme for educators.
As part of the project, a multidisciplinary seminar will be organised for educators and stakeholders to launch the outputs of the project (during the period of June – September 2020), and youth-led awareness campaigns will be initiated to tackle gender-based violence at the beginning of 2021.
In all project’s activities, the consortium will be guided and advised by the junior consultants, members of the national Youth-led Advisory Boards (YAB), in order to undermine gender stereotypes, norms and roles causing dating violence “from the bottom-up”.