I am the Lead Expert of the GenderedLandscape URBACT Action Planning Network (Lead partner: Umea, Sweden). Over the course of two and a half years, the six partners – Umea (SE), Trikala (EL), Barcelona Activa SA (ES), La Rochelle Urban Community (FR), Panevezys (LT), and Celje (SI) – will explore their individual and shared challenges and work together to tackle this highly diverse topic. In phase 2, which will run from May 2020 to May 2022, each partner will work to create an Integrated Action Plan to address their specific local challenges, including urban development, safety, housing, the labor market, smart cities, and stereotypes.
My role is to design and deliver the transnational exchange and learning methodology in cooperation with the lead partner. In practice, this means creating a range of interactive digital workshops rich in gender-relevant content which will help our partners develop their own integrated action plans. Topics include gender and mobility, urban planning and safety, the long- and short-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis, housing, labor market segregation, and education and training. In addition, I am responsible for supporting the six partners in their individual participative processes, including the creation and maintenance of a local stakeholder group, the transfer of learning from the transnational to the local level, and the process of creating their own integrated action plan.