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:

An evaluation report of Teachers’ and Parents’ needs

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

1 online platform

4 National pilots for the developed model and materials

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

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