In 2023, IGLYO is providing financial and technical support to 3 Member Organisations through our brand new IGLYO Grants Programme. Our Member Szimpozion Association is dedicating their IGLYO Grants 2023 project to supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in Hungary by contrasting the current anti-LGBTQIA+ climate in the country.
To this end, they will offer training and capacity-building opportunities to new volunteers, and spread information and awareness among the broader public. More specifically, Szimpozion's project will achieve the following activities:
A comprehensive project to maximise their impact! We at IGLYO wish them a lot of success with this project, and will support them along the way to achieve this crucial mission.
Grant Amount & Budget: €10,000 | Duration: 15 June - 15 November 2023
In July 2023, Szimpozion organised two public interactive workshops in Hungary: The first one on 22 July in Debrecen, the second largest city of Hungary, in collaboration with the local LGBTQIA+ group Cíviscolors; and the second one on 29 July 2023 in Kecskemét, in collaboration the local LGBTQIA+ group Cifra Közösség.
Both workshops were attended by LGBTQIA+ people and their families. As a main topic, they talked about coming out and what are the different perspectives of this process as an LGBTQIA+ person and as a parent.
In early September, our Programmes Manager Viola visited our Member Organisation Szimpozion in Budapest, Hungary.
She presented IGLYO activities and projects, and discussed the situation of LGBTQIA+ rights in Hungary and Italy with the audience.
Stay tuned — More updates coming soon!
This project is led by the Szimpozion Association, supported by the IGLYO Grants Programme 2023, and funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.