A ceremonial signing of an Agreement on Cooperation between the Transcultural Psychosocial Education (TPO) Foundation and 17 universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro was held in Sarajevo on October 6, under the auspices of the United Kingdom Embassy. An Agreement on Cooperation was signed between the University of Tuzla and the Transcultural Psychosocial Educational (TPO) Foundation. This ceremony marked the beginning of the implementation of the Gender Mainstreaming at Universities (UNIGEM) project, in which, participate besides the University of Tuzla, sixteen other higher education institutions from the country and abroad.
His Excellency Matthew Field stressed the importance of the universities to work to integrate gender equality into the higher education system so that the academic and wider community is a safe place for teachers and students. Director of TPO Foundation Prof. Dr. Zilka Spahić Šiljak emphasized the importance of establishing mechanisms for the prevention of gender-based violence and the promotion of gender equality in universities, which should result in a change in the general and organizational culture in the academic community. This is the first step we have taken with the support of the UK Embassy, and after this we have a large number of activities that we will carry out in collaboration with “partner universities.”
University of Tuzla and TPO Foundation (Transcultural Psychosocial Education) signed Agreement on Cooperation within “UNIVERSITY AND GENDER MAINSTREAMING – UNIGEM”