The Gender Equality Experience
Apply for an experience of a lifetime. Join The Gender Equality Experience and get an all-inclusive* trip to the magic country in the north, Norway.
We invite our international friends to Oslo on 3-9 March 2019 to get a glimpse of our reality. Learn why we have one of the most productive capitals in the world. And all through our gender equality goggles.
When we’re talking about gender equality, we don’t just mean cheering for equal rights and justice (although that is very important). It’s also about national prosperity and financial gain. And that is what we want to focus on during your week here. We want to take you on a journey into the magic of gender equality, and how we do it here – one of the most gender equal countries in the world.
- Did you know that women are more important than oil for the economy, in hard cash?
- Did you know that Norwegian laws and regulations empowering gender equality were one of the reasons why we were so well equipped when the financial crisis hit the world in 2007?
- Did you know that working towards women having equal career possibilities, is giving men equal possibilities for family lives?
Join our journey
Even though our rugged country has come a long way with gender equality, we still have work to do. And there are many more reasons why a sustainable future involves fighting for gender equality. The world keeps getting more and more intertwined, and all countries are affected by each other. We need to find solutions that will benefit us all. We need to keep pushing the issue further and make it a priority. Because, if you thought that we were nearly there, and that the conversation was getting old, think again:
A recent report by the World Economic Forum found that it would take 108 years to reach gender equality at the current pace of social and economic change. We can’t wait for that – join our journey now!
It will be a fun and meaningful experience where you will be introduced to our reality, and hopefully we can learn from each other. We want your perspectives, your experiences and your ideas on the table. Let’s talk gender equality!
* Flights, accommodation, and all planned lunches, dinners and activities included.
The application deadline has now passed and the application form has been closed. Good luck to all applicants who have already applied!
Arrival in Oslo.
We’ll have a full packed day as we kick off the Gender Equality Experience. You will start the day by meeting the other participants at breakfast and then arrive at BI for the welcome session where assignments will be handed out. We’ll then travel to Stortinget (Parliament) for additional meetings to learn more about the Norwegian perspective. The day will also include time for cultural experiences including lunch and dinner in the city.
It’s time for reflection. The impressions of yesterday have sunken in and you’re hopefully feeling inspired. You’ll continue to work on your assignment where you’ll take in what you have learned from the day before, and try to think of ways of how it can be applied and relevant to your own country. We’ll have lunch together before the scheduled afternoon workshop. You’ll also get the chance to experience more of Oslo and then have dinner together in the evening.
Empowering gender equality needs to happen in all areas of society. Today you’ll meet businesses that have taken responsibility, and hear what they have done to promote gender equality, and what that has led to. We’ll have lunch together and dinner at a classic Norwegian restaurant in central Oslo.
You’ll spend the whole day with a modern Norwegian family. You might be surprised by how they plan, organise and prioritise their day.
You’ll present your assignment, and we’ll have a discussion with all participants. You will have a full day that also includes eminent presenters on how we can create a sustainable future by empowering gender equality. Then we’ll wrap up the experience with a commemorative dinner in the evening.
Go shopping, sightseeing, walking, skiing, eating – whatever you feel like. This is your day to experience Oslo as you please.
End of experience. Have a safe journey home!