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Share the Care – Attracting men to nursing education to counteract a gender-segregated labour market

The project, Share the Care, will provide new knowledge towards a less gender-segregated health care sector, a heavily female-dominated sector. The actions implemented are largely based on recommendation from previous research “Men in Nursing Education: Mapping Educational Practices, and Student Experiences in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway”.

This will be done by implementing a system to follow cohorts in nursing education and document reasons behind drop-outs and delays during study which will produce important knowledge to counteract the problem. Actions are planned to address educational material and communication, as well as creation of special platforms for male student to minimize the risk of exclusion and alienation. Groups of study and career counsellors will be formed to create knowledge and stimulate more men to engage in care work. These actions will be an important input for educational institutions and authorities on how to recruit and retain men in nursing education.

New Nordic Model for improved equality in the Nordic Media Industry

The aim of the project was – across the Nordic region – to gather knowledge and shed light on what inhibits and promotes gender balance in the media industry. The aim was to develop solutions that can lead to greater gender equality and equity in the industry.

A widespread sexual harassment culture has been uncovered in the Danish media world – a culture that can be interpreted as a symptom of a lack of gender balance and equality. The industry is struggling with informal power structures and a continued hierarchical gender gap. In Norway, Sweden and Iceland, gender equality has been on the agenda for a long time – especially after the MeToo wave. The Danish debate also gave Danish media companies the opportunity and motivation to work with the culture and push further for the necessary changes. 

The three-year project has ensured that knowledge about formal and informal gender equality in the Nordic media industry, as well as the best experiences and solutions, are shared so that they can be put into practice in the individual Nordic media companies. The goal was a real norm change.

The project was led by the Danish School of Media and Journalism in close co-operation with experienced media leaders, the Nordic journalist unions and other relevant partners.

Updated 29 May 2024