Equality+

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Date/time
Date(s) - 18/07/2022 - 26/07/2022
00:00

Locality
Vilnius, Lithuania

Project type

Selected participants


One of the most sensitive problems that can be seen in every EU state is discrimination against sexual minorities, who have experienced the most egregious forms of discrimination and violence based on gender identity and sexual orientation. They have been considered less than human and at times even non-human.

The prohibition of discrimination and the protection of human rights are important elements of the EU legal order. Nevertheless, discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals persists throughout the EU and takes various forms, including verbal abuse and physical violence.

Sexual orientation is now recognized in EU law as grounds of discrimination. However, the scope of the provisions dealing with this issue is limited and does not cover social protection, healthcare, education, or access to goods and services, leaving LGBTI people particularly vulnerable in these areas. To change the current approach and decrease discriminatory and violent actions towards the LGBTQI+ community, and education is the key to progress. Protection mechanisms should not exist only on legal papers, but it must have an actual effect on the whole community, thus by the correct interpretation and creativeness of the ideas we can provide this to the society, which will make EU values stronger as never before.

Objectives which should lead us to the results:
1) Raise awareness and understanding of LGBTQI+ person rights and provide them legal and social tools to fight for them.
2) To identify the high-profile cases which occurred in their home countries and find ways to reduce the number of intolerant and discriminatory approaches from society.
3) To spread the ideas of tolerance and show to their communities that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, political view, religious affiliation, and origin belongs to the same society and enjoys the same rights as an entire population.

Youth Exchange is for everyone who is interested in the topic more, to meet new people and culture and wants to travel abroad from the age of 20 until 30, leader can be anyone over 20 with at least little experience with projects or working with youngsters.

Participants will be from Turkey Turkey, Poland Poland, Hungary Hungary, Lithuania Lithuania, Estonia Estonia and Slovakia Slovakia. There will be 5 participants from each country. 

Accommodation HERE and food will be provided and financed from the Erasmus + program during the whole training. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euro and a 50 euro fee (which can be returned after the project after organisation of small event / more info will be given after returning back home) 

INFOPACK HERE

❗️Entry to the country is free for the vaccinated or recovered people, the same applies for returning home. ❗️

REGISTRATION IS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE FORM HERE