May 2, 2017

The first edition of the Activist Academy: believe in change!


IGLYO is really excited to announce the first edition of the Activist Academy – a five-day intensive skills-based training programme happening in Berlin this summer. It’s organised by IGLYO for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex rights.

The programme will involve a menu of practical workshops on topics such as public speaking, campaigning, project management and advocacy, all delivered by leading global LGBTQI organisations, such as All Out, ILGA Europe, TGEU and the IDAHOT Committee. Participants will then put their learning into action through a series of individual and team challenges.

Matt Beard, Executive Director at All Out, says they do this work because they want to help get a fair deal for LGBT people everywhere and end bigotry and discrimination. Matt will be one of the workshop experts at Activist Academy. It will be on online fundraising, communications and campaigning will give participants practical insights into current best practice around online fundraising, communications and campaigning.

Joel Bedos, the founder of IDAHO Committee, has worked 15 years for various organisations working on international solidarity and is also one of the workshop experts. He calls us to explore some of the strategies that have worked to open our appetite!

Activist Academy is meant for younger, less experienced activists who have potential to become future community leaders within your organisations. The event is for participants in Europe, aged between 18-30 years, and who are preferably involved in one of our member organisations. It will take place in Berlin, between 16/07/17 and 22/07/17 (+ travel days) and it will be hosted by Jugendnetzwerk Lambda.

Lambda represents the interests of young lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people in public and politically.  The organisation has also have set the task of helping young people in their self-recognition process as well as in psychosocial emergencies.

Found it inspiring? Apply now! Registrations deadline is on the 8th of May 23.59 CET. Don’t wait to become active, be active!

For more information, please consult the Activist Academy website.

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