Benicássim, 18-19-20 August 2018.

The final prototype of the Free to Choose (FtC) board game aimed at tackling gender stereotypes among youngsters and adults acting in the educational or orientation field was presented at Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Benicassìm (Spain). The 25th edition of Rototom with its high rate of young participants coming from all over Europe was a perfect location for spreading project results and involving the target audience.

From the 18th to the 20th of August, three intense dissemination events took place within the “Magico Mundo” area, which is dedicated to new educational trends:

18 August: Capitolina Diaz, the scientific supervisor of the FtC research (WS1) from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Valencia (UNIVAL) gave a presentation tiled “Mind the Gap & Coming out: gender stereotypes in Europe”, and the game designer Alan Mattiassi from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), leader of the WS2, gave the presentation “FreetoChoose the game: design history and results”

19 – 20 August: several tables were set up for the game sessions, led by expert game masters and open to the participation of the project target groups (youngsters 16-29 years old).

FtC is a board game where each participant can play a special character with the task of not falling into gender stereotypes traps. The tests conducted in Spain have given important feedback for the development of the final game, which will be the result of multiple game sessions carried out also in Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna), Portugal and Slovenia.