The German city of Düsseldorf hosted the third meeting of the Women can Build project, which was hosted by the partner Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes eV (BZB), to advance different dissemination work, such as the preparation of International Women’s Day 2019, and other tasks which results will be the online course on gender equality for the training of trainers in the construction sector or the immersive learning experience for women.
On 18th and 19th December, partners from Spain, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Portugal carried out serious and arduous work to prepare the Mooc (Massive Open On-line Course) on gender equality for construction Education and Vocational Training (VET) trainers, which is expected to be presented in Spring. Not without first remembering that equal opportunities is a fundamental social value in the European Union (EU).
After discussing the learning experience in building VET, the Women can Build partnership focused on analysing the needs of fieldwork. In this sense, the partners prepared the dynamics and the main aspects to be dealt with in the focus groups on gender equality in construction to be carried out in Spain, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Portugal.
There was time for the host partner, BZB, to take a short tour of their facilities to get to know the trainings and practical workshops available at the reference training center for the German construction industry.
Just arrived in Düsseldorf for a meeting of the European Reforme network in the framework of the Reforme+ project, José Antonio Viejo, Training Director of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, and Javier González, head of the International Projects department of the joint entity, joined the Women can Build debate on barriers for women in the construction industry.
The next meeting of the project will be held on May 4th, 2019, in the Portuguese city of Lisbon, but from our website and social network profiles will continue to report on the results of this initiative.
Image gallery of the third meeting of Women can Build