Between 2013 and 2014 the « egalicrèche » program in Toulouse has conducted a very uplifting research on social and professional interactions in 3 pilot structures. It concludes that early childhood professionals’ gestures and attitudes are differentiated according to the child’s gender.Egalicrèche offers to accompany nurseries in Toulouse and its close region, during a school year. The first results of the participatory action research have shown that short time trainings didn’t allow full individual and collective awareness. Egalicrèche organizes very different workshops, and creates teaching leaflets to respond to the professionals’ specific needs. A follow up and reminder call are even organized after the program. The action research results are at the writing stage for a publication in 2017.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.