Duration: 1. 1. 2022 – 31. 12. 2022
Project reference: ERASMUS-YOUTH-2022-CSC-OG-101075210
Espolitica is an informal school of politics for young women with its main goal being female empowerment. The program will consist of a series of informal activities based on key subjects for social and political education such as communication, activism, politics, digital skills, entrepreneurship, sex education and many more. The initiative seeks to strengthen leadership capacities and female representation in decision-making positions and, at the same time, leave space for the creativity of the youth. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the cooperation among partner organizations by collecting good practices to engage, connect and empower young women.
The project is an international partnership of 9 countries: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Turkey, Malta and Slovenia. Nine organisations will work towards empowerment of women in all of its definitions through a series of events, local schools, articles and initiatives.
Our main values are accessibility, cooperation, equality, solidarity, respect, empowerment, integrity, and dignity.
- Create a campaign to raise awareness of European policy agendas in youth, especially equality of all genders while creating space for dialogue and participation for all.
- Create an international network of informal schools of politics for young women in 9 different countries around Europe in order to cooperate and share good practices and tools.
- Reach at least 150 young women from different partner countries to support them and encourage their peers in their local communities.
- Strengthen leadership capacities and female representation in decision-making positions, so they lead and manage their own projects according to their local specific needs.
The role of STEP Institute
STEP Institute participates in the project by carrying out a local women’s empowerment activity and contributing to the Espolitica blog. We are also responsible for the quality control of the project, which means that we are carrying out ongoing evaluations of the project. Together with other partners, we also contribute to dissemination activities.