Please be aware that the project partners can organise events in Ireland, Spain, Italy , The Netherlands and Greece. Do you want to host a seminar or training events for parents and teachers at your school? Please contact

Please find a list of the GEM events below. In case you are an educator, student or parent that wants to participate in any of the events, please be in touch with the organiser directly.

1. GEM Consortium Kick-off Meeting

GEM Consortium Kick-off meeting in Dublin on the 20th and 21th of September in 2018.

2. Paper Presentation at the SPHE Network Conference

10th of November, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Dr. Seline Keating delivered a paper presentation at the SPHE Network Conference on the 10 th of November 2018. It took place in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland. The conference theme was Diversities: Interpretations in the Context of SPHE. The keynote speakers were Professor Kathleen Lynch and activist Ms. Sinéad Burke. Seline’s presentation was titled “Celebrating Diversities: A European Project to Tackle Gender-based Violence in the Context of SPHE.”

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3. First Consortium meeting at University of Murcia on 21st and 22nd March.

4. Paper Presentation at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI) Conference.

Dr. Seline Keating delivered a paper presentation at the Educational Studies  ssociation of Ireland (ESAI) conference on the 11 th of April 2019. It took place in St. Angela’s College and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo, Ireland. The conference theme was Education in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Kathy Hall from University College Cork (UCC). Seline’s presentation was titled “Gender Equality Matters (GEM)” Tackling Gender Gender-based Violence in Times of Change, Choice and Challenge.”

5. Poster Presentation at the World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF)

Dr. Seline delivered a poster presentation at the World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF) on the 5 th of June 2019. It took place in The Helix, DCU. The aim of this international and multidisciplinary forum is to broaden our understanding of bullying, harassment, discrimination, ostracism and other of forms of degrading treatment and violence among children and youth. The forum will encourage this by sharing knowledge and exploring new perspectives and acknowledging that bullying and other forms of inhumane or degrading treatment have to be understood as a complex interplay between individual, interpersonal and contextual factors. Seline’s poster presentation was titled

6. WeZum Online Conference Against Bullying and Cyberbullying. June 21st 2019


WeZum, the international youth observatory of the pontifical Scholas Occurrentes foundation, in collaboration with Time4Child, organised the first online conference against bullying and cyberbullying. It is titled #StopCyberbullyingDay – 24h Scholas Talks. The FMD was a partner in the event and presented the GEM project. Key actors in this 24 hours virtual online conference were Microsoft, Google, IBM, The Cybersmile Foundation, No Bully, Think Equal, Safer Internet Day and many more…

7. Second Consortium meeting at KMOP in Athens September 5-6, 2019.

8. LifeLong Learning Week in Brussels from December 2nd – 6th

The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.


ESHA will participate in the LifeLong Learning Week that is held in Brussels from December 2nd – 6th. Please find the program for the entire event here: We are particularly content that as a partner in LLL we have been given the opportunity to highlight the GEM programme on the LLL Platform on December 6th: Inclusion in Schools: from policy to practice

9. Teachers training in Rome, Italy

December 7th Fondazione Mondo Digitale organised the first GEM teachers training involving secondary school teachers and educators. 8 hours of intense work with schools selected across Italy willing to counter gender stereotypes and gender based bullying starting from the school context.

10. School Heads Training in Lisbon, Portugal

On February 15th 2020 ESHA organised an all-day event during which heads of ESHA member organisations were presented the GEM project in detail. The event also included a workshop about the lesson materials in particular.

11. Third Consortium meeting at FMD in Rome, 20th and 21st of February 2020

12. Online Open Event by Fondazione Mondo Digitale, April 29th – May 21st 2020

13. #STEMintheCity

From June 21st 2020 FMD is once again participating in #STEMintheCity, the initiative promoted by the Milan Council in collaboration with important public and private organisations and the support of the United Nations, to promote STEM subjects and overcome cultural stereotypes keeping young women out of scientific and technological fields.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, STEMintheCity has been transformed into a completely digital, open and inclusive, project that will accompany us to the 2021 edition.


A rich platform of events, educational webinars, news, testimonials and articles will stimulate young men and women to improve their digital skills and undertake STEM studies and careers, overcoming gender stereotypes. Among them, the training path related to discrimination, bullying and gender bsed violence. 11 video lessons developed by experts for Project GEM – Gender Equality Matters, funded by the EU REC Programme. 

14. Paper Presentation at ECER

The GEM team from DCU and UM collaborated to present a paper at the European Educational Research Association (EERA) in Glasgow, Scotland August 2020. The conference theme was Educational Research (Re) Connecting Communities. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 this conference was cancelled for 2020.

15. Paper Presentation at Educational Studies Association Ireland

Dr. Seline Keating delivered a paper presentation at the Educational Studies Association of Ireland
(ESAI) conference on the 4th of September 2020. It took place through the online platform of Zoom.
The conference theme was Opening Education: Options, Obstacles and Opportunities. The keynote
address was delivered by Professor Anne Looney from DCU Institute of Education. Seline’s
presentation was titled “Gender Equality Matters (GEM): The Opportunities, Obstacles and
Challenges of Tackling Gender Stereotyping, Gender-based Bullying and Gender-based Violence in
Irish Primary Schools.”

16. ESHA Training

ESHA organised a training for teachers and school leaders from the Netherlands and Hungary in Utrecht on 27-29 September 2020. The topic was Training in Gender Equality Lesson Materials. We focused on inclusion of GEM materials in general as well as specific aspects of child participation and parental engagement in gender equality and most importantly the inner journey of teachers and school leaders representing close to 100 schools with well over half a million pupils, that influence their inclusion practices and attitudes in terms of gender quality.

The training was based on an experimental learning methodology. We tackled various elements from the inner diversity of teachers to legislative frameworks for schools with a special focus on the meaningful participation of children regardless of their age and background as well as the engagement of parents in matters of gender equality. The event was interspersed with an interesting series of activities and workshops on gender equality focusing. Participants of the training pledged to improve the inclusiveness of their schools after the training ended. Based on participant feedback it was very well received.