The third transnational project meeting  took place in Porto on over the 8th and 9th of March. Mid-way through the  project life cycle, the partners were able to analyse the work done so far and agree on the delivery of the next key project outputs. As a team committed to gender equality and women’s rights, we took the occasion to shoot a brief video to honour International Women’s Day.

Valencia University presented the innovative “WS1 Operational Map”, specifically, sociological research on gender stereotypes across the 5 EU countries participating in the project. The initial results will be presented in the upcoming international congress on gender roles organized by FSE, the Spanish Federation of Sociologists. We shared the presentations from the partners involved in the research with the main outcomes from the field work (interviews and focus groups) and we agreed on the closing dates for the outputs of WS1.

Unimore showed us the results of the ethnographic research on ludic habits, with over 1500 respondents having responded to the online questionnaire.

On the basis of this data, the game designers together with researchers from UNIMORE and UNIVAL are currently working on developing the theoretical basis and possible mechanics for our Free to Choose game. The game will help our target group of girls and boys aged 16-29 to identify and overcome gender stereotypes that prevent equality in education, training and labour market.

Finally, we had the opportunity to test, play and express our views on the an number of game prototypes.