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Gender Bender - Youth Exchange

Time: 18 - 25 June 2019

City: Djerba, Tunisia

Main organizer: Framtidståget, Sweden

Financing: The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Description of the youth exchange:

Apply now to participate in the youth exchange “Gender Bender” and live an amazing experience with young people from Sweden, Italy, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Serbia and Turkey.

People tend to use the terms “sex” and “gender” interchangeably. We assign a sex to a new-born, as either male or female, based on their genitals. Once a sex is assigned, we presume the child’s gender. Ideally, we'd live in a world where everyone could exist as whatever gender they are without constantly having to explain or defend themselves. In a world like that, we might not have to put a name to a gender. But that's not where we're at right now. Instead, we live in a world where gender defaults to man or woman, and society at large rarely talks about genders that exist outside of that binary (and there are many).

During the project, you are going to discuss and explore topics such as gender identity and gender roles, as well as the overall concept of gender. The project is based on non-formal education methods which means interactive, practical and fun activities which help to get a deeper understanding of the topic.

Conditions of Participation:

  • Participation in the youth exchange is free of charge (meals and accommodation will be covered by the project budget)

  • If selected for the project, you’ll have to pay Framtidståget membership fee (50kr). Of course, this doesn’t apply if you are already a member.

  • Travel costs are reimbursed (up to 360 EUR), which means that participants are asked to buy their own tickets and then get reimbursement via bank transfer after the end of the project upon receipt of original copies of their travel documentation.

    If you are unable to pay for your own tickets, please contact Framtidståget and we will assist you in that.


How to participate: Fill in the application form under this link

Participants’ profile:

  • You are between 18 and 25 years old.

  • You live in Sweden.

  • A gender conscious person who thinks and is curious about the topic of gender.

  • You are motivated to work in a group with non-formal education methods.

  • A culturally curious person, eager to learn more about other cultures, traditions, languages, customs etc.

  • You are able to communicate in English (The official language of the youth exchange will be English).

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anas Haouat- Project Manager

Föreningen Framtidståget

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