Thursday, 2 August 2007

Genderglokal - awarded with the EUREGIO innovation price 2007

"Genderglokal - Gender sensitive education for sustainability" - is an interregional project for raising awareness on ecology, gender and development issues carried out by Südwind Niederösterreich (project management: Gertrude Eigelsreiter Jashari) in cooperation with Austrian and Czech partner organisations and the regional government of Niederösterreich/Lower Austria (department of environment and department of gender issues). In June “Genderglokal” has been awarded with the EUREGIO innovation price 2007 in the category „human and culture “.

On the basis of the UN decade of education for sustainable development (2007 – 2013), the EU gender programme and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the Climate Alliance, Fair Trade and on the basis of the priorities of the environmental and development programme of the Lower Austrian government in regard to the MDGs, the project focuses on the following main themes: sustainability and development, gender and development as well as intercultural communication.

“Genderglokal” officially started on March 6th 2007. Until November 2007 a number of activities are planned. For further information please visit the project website

„Genderglokal “is co-financed by the government of Lower Austria and by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) of the European Union.

Photo: The Genderglokal Team with Czech Partners and Johanna Mikl-Leitner, member of the provincial government of Lower Austria.

For further information please contact Südwind Entwicklungspolitik Niederösterreich at:

Information provided by Andrea Pavlovec-Meixner, Genderglokal

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