The “Early care and the role of men” (EcaRoM) is a European funded project, which is being implemented for 24 months from February 2021 until January 2023. The Project aims at promoting the concept of caring masculinities so that at a young age, children and especially boys are taught about the importance of care for themselves, others, and the environment. The Project also teaches how care professions are addressed in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services and primary schools, and how this impacts their further educational/professional choices.
The project objectives are:
The ECaRoM project continues our work from the Boys in Care Work project (2017-2019), dedicated to boys and parents, teachers in primary and secondary schools, vocational counsellors, experts (youth workers, boys’ workers, social workers) who are supporting boys in gender atypical educational and vocational choices. During our work on this past project we often encountered a need for gender sensitive pedagogy and a lack of awareness for caring masculinities in early education. This motivated us to start the EcaRoM project.
For more information about the Boys in Care Work project: