Recently, on May 16th, the Spanish Distance University, UNED, broadcasted a colloquium between the Spanish participants of MiC on Radio 3, with the programme "Sin distancias". Irina Fernández, Cristina Castellanos and Paco Abril presented the Spanish results of the European project Men in Care (MiC). They talked about social changes that lead to men becoming more involved in care activities, explained the concept of caring masculinities, presented the organisational cultures of workplaces that enable men to care for children, elderly, their partners and themselves, and listed work life balance measures and activities that promote men's involvement in care.
What is Men in Care?
Men in Care (MiC) was a project of twelve national organisations from seven different European countries, which will help reduce barriers for men who want to become involved in caring activities. MiC aims to improve workplace conditions to promote men taking caring roles and will assess how policies and workplace cultures can change to enable men to become more active in caring for children, elderly, partners, co-workers and friends. Involving workers, trade unions, employers, and families, the project will enable men to take time to care for themselves and others. Find more information on the project here.