The project aims to promote a balanced participation of men and women across both economic and social life and to strengthen gender equality in municipalities . The project was implemented in 2006-2007 . , participated three Lithuania municipalities : Širvintų., Ukmergės, ir Šiaulių.
To develop and improve the skills of local government officials in the field of gender equality ;
Increase the sensitivity of the municipal policy of gender equality;
Encourage discussion about the need for gender equality policy in Bulgaria , Lithuania and Estonia;
Develop recommendations for the local government to develop and implement effective gender equality policies.
Target groups Lithuania :
Sirvintai,Ukmerge , Siauliai municipal employees who have a direct impact on local policy decisions and services ;
The local media who will inform the community about the ongoing policy of equality .
The main activities of the project :
Selected municipal staff training , as well as the 3R method for the analysis of the situation of gender equality and gender mainstreaming, the allocation of resources and providing action plans to change the current situation ;
visit to the Swedish municipalities ;
Small-scale 3R studies carried out by municipal staff participating in the project. The study will analyze the situation of women and men in daily work;
discussions in non-participating municipalities;
International conference in Vilnius in 2007 . November .
The project is coordinated by the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman .
The project partners are : Social Security and Labour, Center for Equality , Siauliai city municipality , Gender Commissioner’s Office ( Estonia ) , and Women’s Studies and Policy Center ( Bulgaria).