A successful second pilot took place in Austria

Onderzoek ICT Odisee - 21/06/2021

A successful second pilot of FemTalks Forum CirclesTM took place in Austria


Between 11th of May and 10th of June 2021 Austria delivered the second exciting pilot of Fem Talks Forum CirclesTM in Graz, hosted by InterACT.

Women from Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Mongolia attended four sessions, all willing to discuss, to develop self-action plans, to create smart goals for themselves to increase empowerment and development in their personal lives here in Austria.

The group supported one another as they embarked on this experience together and learnt a lot from engaging and listening to their peers.

In all Circles the atmosphere was very productive, creative, and focused on ongoing processes.

After finishing the programme all participants were overly excited, surprised, and satisfied how much they could benefit from the group circles for their personal live and empowerment especially in job finding, further education and finding new challenges.

“I am very happy about smart goals.”

“I can benefit from listening to stories of others.”

“My new plans with support of my children make me grow.”

“How can we continue? This work is highly effective.”

The participating women knew each other out of the Fem Talks Forum Theatre training, that took place in advance at the end of April. This experience of working together on their stories and challenges during the theatre week made a trustful basic ground for the Forum Circles TM.

One of the main aims of the Circles and the Forum Theatre week together is to foster inclusion by boosting their self-confidence. The reflection on their stories, this kind of learning between peers, this kind of thinking in the Circles and the possibility to find out solutions in the Theatre work is an incredible booster to competence, independency, and courage to go forward. The group experience, the new network, and the competence for networking grow very well. The WhatsApp – group made it easier possible to stay in contact during the week and to provide information.

Posted in Articles on Jun 21, 2021

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