SHANARANI: Online the platform and all manuals on gender stereotypes in Europe

15 January 2019 | Youth

How to develop attractive methodologies in order to be eventually used by trainers working with youngsters?

Shanarani partnership is pleased to inform youth workers and young people in Europe of the official launch of the educational platform on gender stereotypes and the publication of the three thematic manuals, complementary for the use of the virtual environment.

The three educational texts launched by the project deal differently with the problem of gender discrimination through a simple language and a clear and linear structure. In detail, the three manuals are:

  • Handbook for Trainers on Gender Facts in Europe
    This manual is a comparative research on the status quo of gender opportunities and stereotypes existing in Europe collected in six different countries to highlight the different “images” of the phenomenon in relation to areas such as education, work, gender pay gap, film and music industry. This handbook will provide a useful conceptual basis on gender stereotypes, especially for young people who often ignore the gaps related to this important issue.
  • Handbook for Youth Workers “Films and Acting”
    This manual explores the meaning of film, theatre and acting for youth workers. Looking at acting as a method of developing, testing and reflecting on new models to follow in society, youth workers will have the opportunity to create an inclusive and pragmatic environment to work with young people and gender issues in an innovative way.
  • Handbook for Youth Workers “Music”
    This manual analysis music to highlight the potential for reproducing gender stereotypes within the media in society. The manual explores the music industry by providing practical and innovative information to discover one’s own individuality and new models to follow in society.

After months of work and piloting, the results of the project, which involved six organisations from Italy, Cyprus, Ireland, Lithuania and Bulgaria, coordinated by the Association Camions, Spain, are finally available to the entire European public.

Tests and opinions gathered in all the countries involved highlighted the positive reactions of youth workers to the tools created by the project. Many of them were enthusiastic about both the platform, a very user-friendly digital environment that encourages users to reflect on the impact of stereotypes in everyday life, and the manuals that collect innovative methodologies and research on the status quo of gender discrimination in Europe. Young people also reacted positively to the platform’s tests, stressing the importance of talking to peers about these topics and especially at school. Many of them were impressed by how the non-formal activities proposed by the project and a virtual environment like the Shanarani platform can be used together and can be a great opportunity to reflect on their present and future life.

In conclusion, the partnership believes that it is satisfied with the work carried out in the previous months and trusts that the tools developed can concretely help the youth workers and the young people all around Europe.

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About the project

Shanarani is co-financed by the European Commission thanks to Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth.

The project aims at supporting youth workers adapting and promoting good practices in their work on gender issues and avoidance of stereotyping.


The partnership is composed by six partners from different part of Europe:

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Contact Silvia Fazio,