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During the second meeting of the ERASMUS+ program "Balance" that took place in Athens, Greece, we discussed the implementation of Project Results 1, 2 and 3. Generally, the project Balance aims to provide high-quality and appropriate resources to empower women to share and validate their experiences during the pandemic and empower employers and workplace leaders to take ownership and support their staff in a meaningful way, resulting in shifting the support burden solely from women.  

During the meeting, there was an open discussion regarding the Library of Experiences and the finalization of the videos, the national adaptation with the use of subtitles and the dissemination of Project Result 1. We were able to conclude on a timetable regarding the completion of the Project Results and organize our next meetings, both in person and online. It is expected for the next and final meeting to occur in Brussels in September to discuss the final details of the project.

For the implementation of Project Result 2, we discussed openly about the Guide and its final adaptations in order to move forward with its finalisation and the national pilots in each country. The partners, after they adapt the Guide's content to their national context, will test it with 16 participants, one of them being a team manager. Additionally, the partners will collect digital resources to develop an Interactive Digital Map with resources, such as podcasts, videos, articles and other tools, to enhance their competences and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

Regarding the Project Result 3, after brainstorming on the topics, we concluded on the division between the partners for the development of the content. Drawing from these observations and many others that were brought upon us, we decided that the topics of the Balance Online Course will revolve around Managing a remote team and work-life balance, Organisational and individual Responsibilities, What is Digital Wellbeing and why does it matter?,  Catering for a diverse team with differing needs and Collaborative Working. Finally, the leader of the Result, the European E-learning Institute from Denmark, will provide the partners with the necessary Learning Objectives for each Module, in order to structure the content in a way to ensure that we will reach the agreed goals of the Balance Online Course.  

We are pleased with the outcome of the meeting and the positive atmosphere held throughout this two-day meeting. All representatives showed interactivity and were highly motivated to reach the goals of our project.

We thank all the partners for their visit and for attending this meeting. It was an excellent opportunity to listen to each partner's views on the project, evaluate its progress, and inspire the next steps of its implementation.

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Call for Case studies for the Library of Experiences
The Library of Experiences of the Balance project is a collaborative online space especially for women affected by the pandemic, where they can share their work-life balance related stories and needs. If you would like to get involved or want to find out some more information you can access the case study template HERE.