New SUPPORTER deliverable: report on the design of the institutional roadmaps 

SUPPORTER has released a report outlining the development and implementation of institutional roadmaps to advance gender equality within the project’s eight implementing organisations: University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport (UNIBL), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of sport (UL), Charles University (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport), National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”, (NSA), Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara (UVT),  Georgian State Teaching University of Physical Education and Sport (GSTUPES), State University of Physical Education and Sport (SUPES). They are strategically designed to culminate in the development of innovative, inclusive, intersectional, and impactful Gender Equality Plans (4I-GEPs), with a specific focus on gender-based violence.  

This deliverable describes the development of institutional roadmaps within the SUPPORTER project, analyses the co-design process, and offers insights from a critical comparison of these roadmaps to guide their future implementation. 

Key points:  

  • The design of the institutional roadmaps is the first step towards the development and implementation of inclusive, innovative, intersectional, and impactful GEPs. 
  •  A participatory approach was adopted to ensure the development of effective, feasible and realistic institutional roadmaps. 
  •  Implementing organisations were supported during the co-design process through training sessions, mutual learning activities and continuous mentoring tailored to the needs of each institution. 
  • All institutional roadmaps emphasize the specificities of sports education and the issue of GBV. 
  • The institutional roadmaps comprise a set of Grounding Actions, addressing mandatory and thematic elements of GEPs according to the identified gaps in each organisation. 
  • The institutional roadmaps are living documents, likely to undergo several refinements and adjustments to emerging challenges and opportunities during their implementation.