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Kicking off with the TETRIS project

The kick off meeting of the TETRIS project took place online on 17th March 2022.

During the meeting, the seven project partners from Italy, Greece and Cyprus discussed the implementation and dissemination of Project Results, as well as organisational details extensively, agreed on the responsibilities for each partner and set the task priorities for the early stages of the project.

The next Transnational Partner Meeting will be taking place in September 2022. Partners will finally have the opportunity to meet face to face for the first time. The meeting will be hosted by Symplexis in Athens, Greece.

First TETRIS TPM in Athens

The 1st Transnational Partner Meeting of the TETRIS project was hosted by Symplexis in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday, 20th September 2022. Partners from Italy, Greece and Cyprus had the opportunity to meet each other in person for the first time and discuss the projects’ goals, deliverables and workflow in detail.

The project is currently nearing the completion of the first Project Result, PR1 – Collection of good practices and recommendations. The National Reports are expected to be published on the project’s website at the end of November, along with a Transnational Report with promising practices and recommendations on the prevention GBV in the Physical Education sector.

During the very fruitful meeting, the partners also had the opportunity to plan ahead for the upcoming PR2 phase, Development of methodological guidelines and instructions about GBV prevention and combating in the physical education teaching sector. In addition, there was an overview of administrative and financial proceedings, presentation of dissemination and exploitation activities, as well as discussions about the quality management and evaluation activities.

The next in-person transnational meeting is planned to take place in Cyprus in May 2023.

First Multiplier Event in Trikala, Greece

On the 30rd of November 2022 in Trikala, Greece, crucial results of the project “TETRIS” (TEacher’s TRaining to combat gender-based violence In Sports) were presented by the scientific team of the Dept. of Phsyical Edication and Sport Science, University of Thessaly to an audience of 60 students. The team is composed of Dr A. Patsiaouras, Assoc. Prof. A. Bekiari, Prof. Ch. Kouthouris, Dr A. Zafeiroudi, PhD cand. M. Litsa and Mr D. Rousis.  “Good practices” were demonstrated, future challenges and potential utilization of acquired data and practical experience were discussed. Greece, Cyprus, and Italy are partners in this project, enabling thereby the exchange of various perspectives and information. The students were quite interested in this issue and in contributing to combating gender-based violence in sports.

TOPIC 1: TV Channel Presentation

TOPIC 1: TETRIS presentation in occasion of the World Day Against Gender Violence, and Italian TV CHANNEL (LCU/SYDIC)

The TETRIS project was presented on two different important occasions by Stefano Armenia, president of the project partner, System Dynamics Italian Chapter (SYDIC). The first dissemination was during the final day of the series of events hosted by Link Campus University to celebrate the World Day Against Gender Violence. This initiative covered, in several events (Nov. 21-25) the issue of a phenomenon that is as sensitive as it is pervasive. Addressing the issue transversally, from legal issues to media representation, the introduction of the TETRIS project on gender-based violence in the sports world highlighted how violence today covers a wide debate: it is not only unidirectional man-woman, but now includes different directions, forms, and above all, genders.


The second occasion featured Armenia as a guest on December 15 on the sports program PianetaSportTV dedicated to the reality of competitive sports in the Lazio region. Here it was emphasized how important it is to find the systemic dynamics of the phenomenon of gender violence in order to be able to – not only – counter it but also to find preventive teaching formulas, both at the level of school education and sports clubs. The various guests on the program, from different sectors of the sports world, found the TETRIS project of great interest, advocating the need to address at the root, and at various levels of scale, the issue of gender-based violence in sports in order to have a healthy and sustainable environment for all young athletes.

TOPIC 2: The project partnership continues working on the TETRIS e-course!

The TETRIS 2nd Project Result is dedicated to the development of useful methodological guidelines, tools and instructions that aim at preparing the future Physical Education (PE) teachers for effectively preventing and responding to incidents of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the sport sectors. All partners are currently working on the development of the TETRIS e-course that will combine theory with practice so as to equip the future generation of PE teachers and sport instructors with the necessary knowledge and motivation so as to be more confident and more effective when planning their physical education lessons primarily within the school environment.

The TETRIS e-course will include the following six modules:

  • Module 1: Analyzing and Understanding Gender-Based Violence
  • Module 2: Exploring GBV in Sports and Physical Education
  • Module 3: Policies to tackle GBV
  • Module 4: Implementation of policies in Sports Organizations and Schools (PE)
  • Module 5: Reporting mechanisms and tools
  • Module 6: Supporting survivors of GBV in Sports

#StayTuned for the pilot testing and the official launch of the TETRIS course!

Second TETRIS TPM in Cyprus

The 2nd Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the TETRIS (Teachers’ Training to combat gender-based violence) Erasmus+ project successfully took place in Nicosia, Cyprus 🇨🇾`, between the 22nd and 23rd of June, 2023, organized and hosted by the Center for Social Innovation.  During the meeting, the partners had fruitful discussions about the ongoing work into the development of our training material and e-platform (PR2), aimed at empowering educational actors in the sports sector to stand against gender-based violence. Future activities for PR3 were planned and some exciting updates were shared – including a new partnership with BRISWA ITALIA APS. 🇮🇹

TETRIS Project Multiplier Event in Limassol, Cyprus

The TETRIS Project Multiplier Event was held at Frederick University in Limassol, Cyprus on the 8th of December 2023. This event aimed to promote the project, with a specific focus on the methodological guidelines for preventing and combating gender-based violence (GBV) in physical education teaching. Additionally, it aimed at building capabilities for higher education students in GBV prevention within the sports/physical education sector.

The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with the project’s objectives and outcomes, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of GBV prevention. Various stakeholders participated in the Multiplier event, including tertiary education actors, human rights NGOs, professionals working with students, educational institutions, regional/municipal authorities, community representatives, and the general public.

The Project results, as well as the website and platform of TETRIS were presented to the audience by the scientific team of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of Frederick University Cyprus. Among the esteemed speakers at the event were the Commissioner for Gender Equality of the Republic of Cyprus, Ms. Josie Christodoulou and Ms. Stephanie Wheeler as a representative of the Cyprus Sport Organization (CSO).

All the participants showed great interest in the TETRIS Project and its mission to contribute to combating gender-based violence in sports.

Secondo Multiplier Event in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Nicosia, Cipro – Dicembre 2023 – Un recente infoday tenuto a Nicosia, Cipro, ha funto da piattaforma per promuovere gli sforzi del progetto Tetris nella prevenzione e nel contrasto della violenza di genere (GBV) nell’insegnamento dell’educazione fisica. L’evento, che ha visto la partecipazione di oltre 50 partecipanti, si è concentrato sulle linee guida metodologiche e sulle iniziative di sviluppo delle capacità destinate agli studenti universitari nel settore dello sport/educazione fisica.

L’obiettivo principale dell’infoday era coinvolgere gli stakeholder con gli obiettivi e i risultati del progetto, favorendo la collaborazione e la condivisione di conoscenze nel campo della prevenzione della GBV. Diversi stakeholder, tra cui attori dell’istruzione terziaria, ONG per i diritti umani, professionisti che lavorano con gli studenti, istituzioni educative, autorità regionali/comunali, rappresentanti della comunità e il pubblico in generale, hanno partecipato all’evento.

I partner hanno lavorato attivamente per promuovere l’infoday, mirando a comunicare efficacemente l’evento al fine di garantire la partecipazione e il coinvolgimento di una vasta gamma di stakeholder.

Il successo dell’infoday sottolinea l’importanza degli sforzi collaborativi nell’affrontare la GBV nel settore dell’educazione fisica. In futuro, il progetto Tetris rimane impegnato nella sua missione di promuovere l’inclusività e la sicurezza nello sport e nell’educazione fisica, con un focus sulla prevenzione della violenza di genere.

Tetris presenta una nuova piattaforma online per combattere la violenza di genere!

Siamo entusiasti di annunciare l’apertura della nostra nuova piattaforma online su Tetris, progettata per affrontare il problema della violenza di genere. Dopo una rigorosa fase di test condotta dagli esperti coinvolti nel progetto, siamo lieti di aprire la piattaforma al pubblico.

La nostra piattaforma offre una vasta gamma di contenuti curati sulle dinamiche della violenza di genere e su come combattere questo problema diffuso. Siamo impegnati a fornire risorse informative e pratiche per educare e sensibilizzare sulla questione.

Non perdere l’opportunità di partecipare al nostro corso gratuito sul tema della violenza di genere! Iscriviti oggi stesso e inizia il tuo percorso verso una maggiore consapevolezza e azione. Clicca sul link per accedere alla nostra nuova piattaforma online su Tetris e unirti a noi nel combattere la violenza di genere.


Progetto TETRIS dà il benvenuto a BRISWA Italia APS come nuovo stakeholder

Il progetto TETRIS è entusiasta di annunciare l’iscrizione di una nuova Manifestazione di Interesse (MOI), che ci ha permesso di includere BRISWA Italia APS nella nostra rete di stimati stakeholder. Attraverso questa MOI, BRISWA Italia APS ha dimostrato la sua intenzione di sostenere il nostro progetto e partecipare a tutte le attività rilevanti.

Siamo felici di accogliere BRISWA Italia APS nel nostro gruppo di stakeholder, riconoscendo il valore della loro partecipazione e il loro impegno nei confronti della promozione della parità di genere e della lotta alla violenza di genere, specialmente nel contesto dello sport e dell’educazione sportiva.

Il progetto TETRIS mira a sensibilizzare sulle questioni di genere e a promuovere un ambiente inclusivo e rispettoso nel mondo dello sport. Con il sostegno di BRISWA Italia APS e degli altri stakeholder, ci impegniamo a creare programmi e iniziative che favoriscano la diversità e l’uguaglianza di genere nei contesti sportivi.

L’inclusione di BRISWA Italia APS nella nostra rete di stakeholder è un passo significativo verso la realizzazione dei nostri obiettivi comuni. Non vediamo l’ora di collaborare con loro e con gli altri partner per fare progressi tangibili nella promozione della parità di genere e nella lotta alla violenza di genere nello sport.

Ringraziamo BRISWA Italia APS per il loro sostegno e la loro volontà di essere parte attiva del nostro progetto. Siamo fiduciosi che insieme possiamo fare la differenza e creare un ambiente sportivo più inclusivo e equo per tutti.