MenEngage Europe in Zagreb

MenEngage Europe proudly presents:

MenEngage Europe regional membership meeting and Capacity building training on Men and Caregiving

17th-20th September 2014, Zagreb, Croatia

European regional MenEngage network, in cooperation with the Global MenEngage and Youth organization Status M, is organizing the first European membership event for the member organizations and individuals, registered through the MenEngage Website.

The goals of the event are:

– To present the work being done on the theme of Men and Caregiving in Europe and globally and also to provide practical skills for working on this topic
– To strengthen the cooperation of the membership through the MenEngage Europe regional network
– To present the MenEngage Strategic document and to plan future activities and cooperation

We invite you to register to the event. Steps include:
1. Registering on the as a member
2. Applying for the event by sending a 150 words motivation letter to the organizing committee on

The deadline for applying is 1st of September. Confirmation will be sent to You by e-mail. We will let You know if Your application was approved so You can go ahead and make trip arrangements.

Please add any information on nutrition requirements. We made sure to have on need vegan, vegetarian or non vegetarian food, with or without pork. Please do stress it out in Your application.

Training and meeting will be facilitated by the members of the provisional Steering committee of the MenEngage Europe regional network. The event is to be held in the pure center of Zagreb City. The maximum number of participants is limited to 30.

As organizers, we from Youth organization Status M will do all that we can to help facilitate your arrival and all the needs that might occur.

The travel to the event is self-funded, with all the costs of lodging and food covered by MenEngage Global network!

The event starts on the 17th in the afternoon and ends on the 20th in the morning (arrival 17th and departure 20th).

For all additional info, feel free to contact us through the official organizational mail, that will serve as both informational and application contact. We are looking forward to have the chance to host You and participate fulfilling the potential of the incredible MenEngage regional European network.



Working with young Men on Caregiving as a positive entry point to engaging men in gender equality
More than four out of five men worldwide will be fathers at some point in their lives
Nearly all the world’s men have some connection to children as stepfathers, brothers, uncles, teachers, etc.
Engaged fatherhood is good for children, good for women and good for men themselves and something men speak positively about.


The ambition of the European network is to promote men’s involvement in gender equality in our region and to support the global efforts of ME. The meeting will serve as a venue for presenting the Strategic document of the MenEngage European regional Network and planning further cooperation, next steps and activities.


Zagreb sightseeing (voluntary for those arriving early)
Introduction to MenEngage
Membership introduction
Men and Caregiving team building
Practical techniques for working with Men on Caregiving.
Work on Men and Caregiving being done
MenEngage planning meeting
Presentation of the MenEngage Europe Strategic document


The lodging is organized in the heart of Zagreb, in Chillout hostel, Tomićeva 5a street, just under the shortest funicular in the world! It is a 5 minutes walk distance from the main city square (Trg bana Jelačića).

The lodging will be in 2, 3 and 4 bed ensuite rooms, designer decorated.

The workspace is just opposite to the hostel, in Ilica street 15.

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