January 23, 2020

Call for Participants: ‘Reaching Further: Decentralising LGBTQI Youth Activism’ Study Session


IGLYO is proud to announce a call for participants of the study session ‘Reaching Further: Decentralising LGBTQI Youth Activism’. The event is kindly supported by the Council of Europe.

Online application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020StudySession
Deadline for applications: Monday 9 March 2020, 23:59 CET.

The life of young people in smaller, rural or isolated settings is generally and significantly more difficult than that of their peers living in larger cities. Geographic isolation, fewer services and the lack of support by friends and family often form the basis of this problem. With this study session, we aim to understand the lives of LGBTQI young people in rural settings through peer learning, research and leadership building.

Specific objectives of the study session

The study session will be held at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. 30 participants will be expected to arrive on Sunday 24 May and depart on Saturday 30 May 2020. All related expenses including travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered. Participants will not be reimbursed if they do not attend at least 80% of the study session.

Participant profile

Application process

This study session is open to a “buddy”-type partnership, which means that you will have to apply in pairs: a young LGBTQI person living in a city who will identify a peer living in a rural area. You will apply together in that case, but each buddy needs to fill their own application form, so that we get to know each person in the buddy pair. We also accept teams consisting of two LGBTQI activists who both live in a rural area. Even if you think you cannot possibly identify a buddy, apply anyway and explain!

Don’t hesitate to contact the prep team with all your questions or special queries at tudor@iglyo.com.

Participants will be selected based upon the motivation they express and on how well they meet the criteria of the ideal participant profile above. Successful applicants will be notified by email, so please make sure to check the spam/junk email folder on or around the 5 March.

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