Gender equality in workplace-based learning in the Nordic countries

Granted year: 



children and youth

Countries included in the project: 

Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland Islands

Type of project: 

network, research and studies

Many young people still choose their occupation by gender. One way to support young people to dare to choose and pursue an untraditional career choice is to support their early contact with working life. For most, the contact occurs during vocational education in workplace-based learning. Workplace supervisors need support to pay attention to uneven structures. Teachers in school need to prepare students for what they may meet in working life and give them strategies to navigate.

The purpose of this project is to highlight good examples, identify success factors, and provide tools for change to schools and workplaces. Equality in workplace-based learning is a Nordic idea and experience exchange. The project charts the methods we use today, shares them in networking meetings, and document experiences on the web. The aim is to provide tools that can be used in gender equality work in education.

More about the project

Cooperation partners: 

Akershus fylkeskommune (Norway)

IDAN (Iceland)

Ålands Yrkesgymnasium (Åland)

Yrkesakademin (Finland)

Utbildningsstyrelsen (Finland)

Skolverket (Sweden)


400 000 DKK


Gunilla Rooke, e-post:

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