• September 28, 2023

4th Transnational Project Meeting of the E4F Project Femmes Chefs d’entreprise à l’Export hors de l’EU in Malaga

On the 21st of September 2023, the Project E4F consortium joined the Closing Meeting of E4F in Malaga (Spain), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, …

Unlocking Digital Potential: the DREAM Project Successfully Concludes Mapping and Stocktaking of Digital Challenges and Opportunities for MSMEs

The DREAM project is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of Work Package 2 (WP2) – “Mapping and stocktaking of digital entrepreneurship challenges for MSMEs”. This collaborative effort, involving partners from …

OPSIZO Innovative corporate welfare model D&I in microenterprises

The aim of OPSIZO WP2, coordinated by the University of Naples Federico II, is to develop the innovative corporate welfare model in micro-enterprises for diversity and inclusion in gender and sexual …

Consortium partner participated in the third transnational project meeting in Vienna

Data Science in Human & Social Sciences for Women Empowerment: Wrapping up the training courses and preparing the next steps on a career guide for data science opportunities On 17 July …

Capturing the Essence of Rural Women: the MORE Photographic Contest comes to a successful conclusion

The MORE project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, proudly announces the successful completion of its photographic contest. The contest, launched across seven rural territories in Europe, has …

On March 9th 2021 TransAkcija (transfeminist Initiative TransAkcija Insitute), a non-govermental organization that enables support, informing, empowerment and alliance of transgender and gender non-conforming persons in Slovenia, organized an online event “Gender Ideology” – what’s up with that?

Around 50 people, mostly from Slovenia and Croatia, but also from other European countries joined the webinar, with speakers from the academic world – Dr. Roman Kuhar (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts) and Maja Gergorić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science).

Ozara Slovenija, partner of XENIA Erasmus+ Project took part in the event, supporting the movement to give further visibility to the initiative.
After decades of steady progress in terms of gender and sexual rights, several parts of Europe are lately facing new waves of resistance to a so-called ‘gender ideology’ or ‘gender theory’. Opposition to progressive gender equality is manifested in challenges to marriage equality, abortion, reproductive technologies, gender mainstreaming, sex education, sexual liberalism, transgender rights, antidiscrimination policies and even to the notion of gender itself.

Paticipants reflected on the way ”anti-gender” movements mobilise and engage followers, what is their impact and in what ways they pose a threat to the positive steps forward for gender justice in Slovenia and beyond. It was mentioned that also religious organizations can become a mobilizing tool for social movements.

The debate was wrapped up with practical suggestions to connect the LGBTQ+ community, creating a sense of society rather than reacting to smear campaigns and to challenge the sources that the opposite side is using for that purpose.
XENIA Erasmus+ Project will provide an innovative tool that will support Europe’s HEIs in evaluating their level of inclusiveness of LGBT+ students, staff and teachers and hopefully provide an important contribution towards more tolerant, open and safe society.