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Equal quality of life

Equal quality of life

Project ID: HU01-0004-COOPER-B1-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Besenyszögért Alapítvány/ Besenyszögért Foundation
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.11.02-2018.04.30
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner  
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 6 703 404 HUF/2 1485 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 6 703 404 HUF/2 1485 EUR

The general purpose of the project is not only to strengthen the cooperation between the Icelandic and Hungarian organizations, but to strengthen the gender equality and to urge stopping the violence against women. In order to it, we implement four different actions during the six-month-long project. Each action, implemented in Hungary, has 14 Icelandic and 20 Hungarian professional participants. Related to our awareness-raising action, an online campaign is announced in Iceland, which would carry the message of the Icelandic children and women.
The actions of the project are the following ones:
1. Organizing a conference in Szolnok (HU) (1 time)
2. Organizing and transacting workshops in different topics in Besenyszög (HU) (4 times)
    Workshop 1: Traditional female roles and professions in practice
    Workshop 2: Traditional male roles and professions in practice – the fisherman
    Workshop 3: Traditional female professions in today’s world
    Workshop 4: “Hell’s kitchen” - discussion of Icelandic and Hungarian men and women about female roles in their countries, about the expectations and about exchanging and sharing gender roles
3. Organizing other appointments (HU) (2 times)
- Studying the traditional female and male roles of last century in the Museum of Ethnography
- Friendly Iceland - Hungary football match in Besenyszög in order to raise awareness of equality between women and men, mediating the message of Icelandic women and involving press.
4. Awareness-raising actions (IS and HU, 1 time): Designing football shirts reflecting to gender equality by Icelandic women and children
5. Publicity, dissemination
Common purpose helps us to get closer to the invited Icelandic organizations (NGO, school, university, male choir) and working on this common topic may generate new project plans for the future. Our awareness-raising actions may help forming the thinking way of countryside people, adjudging the female roles and making the gender equality come real.

Single or unique? One parent families in Hungary

Single or unique? One parent families  in Hungary

Project ID: HU01-0006-COOPER-B1-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Egyedülálló Szülők Klubja Alapítvány
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.11.01- 2018.04.30
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner KULTUR BRYTER GRENSER
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 9 360 124 HUF/30 000 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 9 360 124 HUF/30 000 EUR

By Hungarian family statistics at least 350 thousand families exist where one single parent brings up a child or children. Their number is increasing and they raise more than half million children.  27% of all children are brought up by a single parent. All together there are almost one million people directly involved in this phenomenon. 85% of 350 thousand single parent families are women. 
  These figures show that  ’family as basic institution of society’ has changed during the last decades.  As concerning  single parent families several prejudices, old stereotypes  and hypocrisy exist.  People’s attitudes in general are rather blame-full instead of supporting towards these families.  
The Foundation  wants to create new value approach and supporting social environment to these families and parents and change the style of public discourse about these families. We consider this proposal as a decisive first step which will be followed by several others in order to achieve  a helping and supportive social atmosphere around single parent families. 
Our proposal is a continuation and further development and extension of the already existing program of the Single Parent Families Foundation.    
The main goal of our project is to contribute to gender equality for single parent families through sharing experiences and knowledge transfer with Norwegian partners . To achieve this we would organize conference and workshops to use innovative tools form Norway for single parent families, organize visits to institutions,  experts and families in both countries to get clearer picture of the situation of these families.  We initiate charity activities before Christmas for single parent families in need and launch an international networking to create partnership with other foreign organizations with the help of diplomatic circles. Synopsis will be prepared to get ready with a proposal for the next programming period of the Norway Grant as well as a strategy for the Foundation.

Work-Life (Im)Balance? Addressing Gender Inequality in Parental Leave: Implications, Strategies, and Directions for Further Development

Work-Life (Im)Balance? Addressing Gender Inequality in Parental Leave: Implications, Strategies, and Directions for Further Development

Project ID: HU01-0007-COOPER-B1-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter EP Vantage Consulting Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.10.02- 2018.03.30
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner -
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 4 140 240 HUF/13 270 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 4 140 240 HUF/13 270 EUR

The overall objective of the initiative is to improve the work-life balance of women on parental leave in Hungary by examining good practices and generating strategies for addressing the existing gender inequality in this field. The project aims to achieve this by conducting a comparative study on parental leave in Hungary and Iceland in partnership with the Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality, a feasibility study for the creation of a child-friendly co-working space for women, and by organising a workshop where findings and directions for further development are discussed. In addition, the project also aims to set up a network for peer support and the sharing of resources for the stakeholders, and in the process to raise social awareness on the issue of gender inequality in the reconciliation of private, work and family life in Hungary. This initiative is understood as the preliminary phase for implementing further action in the field of supporting the professional development of women who are also primary caregivers to children, which will materialise as a child-friendly co-working space for mothers on parental leave. Ultimately, the aim of the proposed project is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and the dissemination of good practices on gender equality and thereby enhance greater prosperity for all concerned.

Fragile

Fragile

Project ID: HU01-0014-COOPER-B1-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Szegedi Focus Műhely Kortárs Színházi és Összművészeti Alapítvány/ Szeged Focus
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.11.01- 2018.04.30
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner Stiftelsen Hedda
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 9 211 269 HUF/29 523 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 9 211 269 HUF/29 523 EUR

Violence against women is a burning social issue in today's society. Treating it as a taboo and victim-blaming that occurs also at institutional level deepen difficulties concerning recognizing cases of ill-treatment, developing appropriate attitudes towards victims, and preventing similar cases in the future. According to researches, violence against women cannot be stopped by means of criminal law only; changing social attitudes is essential.
Therefore, the aim of the project is to raise awareness to violence against women, and to promote methods that enable men to stand up against violence against women. The target group is young boys and men, that is to say the next generation. Making ill-treatment unacceptable amongst them would mean a remarkable step towards a complete eradication of violence against women.
First, with the cooperation of our Norwegian partner and in the form of a study trip, we will learn about the features and dynamics of (domestic) violence against women, possible ways of helping victims, and possible roles of men in combating abuse and ill-treatment.
As a result of our study trip, we will create a detective play using theatrical tools. The main character is a woman who was abused and injured by lye. This sensitizing detective play aims to enable participants not only to recognize domestic violence, but also to provide victims the appropriate help they need. The play will be presented as part of a conference, where Hungarian civic organizations and noted experts will hold practically oriented seminars and presentations. Our Norwegian partner will also take part in the awareness-raising of the participants. Participants will also take part in a workshop, where (with appropriate professional help) they will design their own artistic actions. In order to raise awareness, these actions will also be presented to the public. The detective play will be presented to a wider audience in 5 local high schools after the conference.

Adaptation of Best Practices in Course Development to Improve Women’s Employment (ABCD)

Adaptation of Best Practices in Course Development to Improve Women’s Employment (ABCD)

Project ID: HU01-0016-COOPER-B1-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem/ Corvinus University of Budapest
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.11.01- 2018.04.30
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner Háskólinn á Bifröst
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 9 197 916 HUF/29 480 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 9 197 916 HUF/29 480 EUR

The main goal of the initiative is to improve the employment opportunities of women so as to reduce gender inequality in the labour market. The implementation of educational programs for women is one of the best ways to promote gender equality. The potential impact of these programs extends beyond the improved labour market situation of women as their high employment rate has an overall positive economic effect for society as a whole.
In the framework of the 6-month initiative, Bifröst University and Corvinus University of Budapest will launch, for the first time, a bilateral cooperation. First, a study visit will be organised to Iceland where partners will learn about each other’s academic and training programs and share knowledge and know-how regarding online education tools.
In the first phase of the project, the main goal will be to collect, analyse and publish an online catalogue of best practices, including 2-4 case studies from both countries. The publication will showcase state-of-art educational training models that encourage the entrepreneurship of women by enabling them to start their own business and to improve their career management skills. 
The second phase will be dedicated to dissemination. Partners will present the catalogue to relevant stakeholders during a conference in Budapest. The event will provide a platform to discuss the relevance and adaptability of foreign best practices, with the active participation of Hungarian experts, educators and representatives of NGOs. It is important to extend existing educational programs with online modules so as to make training opportunities accessible to more women, especially to those living in rural areas or having limited time to attend on-site courses.
This initiative will also be a great opportunity for the two universities to identify further areas of common interest in view of developing collaborative new projects and more in-depth studies together in the future.

Training for local governments with Norwegian-Hungarian cooperation for better gender equality

Training for local governments with Norwegian-Hungarian cooperation for effective answers to the challenges of climate change

Project ID: HU01-0015-COOPER-B2-2017


Projektgazda/Projekt Promoter Települési Önkormányzatok Országos Szövetsége/ Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities
Megvalósítási időszak/Implementation period 2017.09.01- 2018.02.28
Hazai Projekt Partnerek/National Project Partner -
Donor Projekt Partner/Donor Project Partner KS Kommunesektorens organisasjon
Összköltség / Total budget (EUR) 9 035 520 HUF/28 960 EUR
EGT/Norvég támogatás összege / EEA/Norwegian Grant (EUR) 9 035 520 HUF/28 960 EUR

Overall objectives of the initiative is to increase the extent of cooperation between Norwegian and Hungarian local governments and its leaders, experts and staff, through continuation of already existing Partnership and capacity-building programs between the national associations of both countries, namely between KS and TÖOSZ. The bilateral cooperation contributes to the collaboration between the partners through sharing experiences, knowledge, know-how and working together for joint results such as the development of strategies, new knowledge and practice. The aim of the initiative is exchanging know-how, learning about best practices, well operating models, by visiting joint events, which are in this case training sessions three times as pilot course for 20 local governments in climate change adaptation. The project includes online joint work of KS and TÖOSZ experts at the beginning. Training material will base on alredy existing training method elaborated by Energiaklub in Partnership with TÖOSZ. The training content will be further developed with concrete best practices from Norway and Hungary, which will be collected by KS and TÖOSZ. The title of this project “Training for local governments with Norwegian-Hungarian cooperation for effective answers to the challenges of climate change ” reflects the bilateral and the professional aims of the project.
The training will be interactive and mainly practical with basic theoretical knowledge (exposure, sensibility, adaptation capacity, vulnerability), as our experiences showed the most effective way of capacity building is the learning from each other. Main focuses of the training will be: effects on climate change in HUngary and on local level, how to assess the vulnerability of the municipality, methods how to create local strategies, introduction and visiting best practices. 
Main elements are the project the communication tools, as we would like to disseminate the information among all municipalities in Hungary.