Free from Gender Based Discrimination: Teachers & Parents Together

The FREE project targets gender-based discrimination in the educational setting, with the purpose of eliminating its effects, especially related with school performance and early school leaving. In doing so, it and involves 2 groups of participants: school teachers of primary and secondary education and parents with children at school age in 4 different countries.

The specific project objectives of FREE include:

  • Build the capacities of teachers and raise the awareness of parents on gender-based discrimination and provide the means to change the culture resulting to students’ discrimination;
  • Introduce innovative methods and tools to build the capacities of teachers and inform parents on how to react on incidents of gender-based discrimination;
  • Reduce the psychological and educational impact of gender-based discrimination to children attending schools;
  • Promote cooperation and joint efforts between teachers and parents, while creating incentives for educational institutes to adopt the project approach.

During its 24-month lifetime, FREE will directly and indirectly positively impact:

At least


school teachers in 5 countries

At least


parents in all partner countries

At least


multiplier events’ participants

FREE at a glance:

Evaluation reportplus_icon

An evaluation report of Teachers’ and Parents’ needs

Capacity building methodologyplus_icon

A collaborative model between school teachers and parents for combating gender-based violence (a capacity building methodology for teachers and educational material for parents)

Online platformplus_icon

1 online platform

Asset 22Pilots for the developed modelplus_icon

4 National pilots for the developed model and materials

Asset 23Open daysplus_icon

4 Open days


  • Funding programme

    ERASMUS+ KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for school education

  • Duration

    1/9/2019 – 31/8/2021

  • Budget

    225,625.00 EUR

  • Countries

    UK, Greece, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Spain

The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Project reference number: 2019-1-UK01-KA201-062092
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