Facing homophobic violence is a priority across Europe and youth and professionals working with them play an essential role in this social transformation. In order to combat all forms of violence against LGBTIQ youth, educational and youth organizations must be committed to its prevention and overcoming. Empowering youth to intervene in violence situations and implementing evidence-based actions is crucial to build a diverse and egalitarian society. 

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UP4Diversity International Free Online Conference!​

📌 September 9 (Thursday), 10-18h CET
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💫 We will have prestigious international speakers from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Kentucky Association of sexual violence prevention programs. Join a Europe-wide network of professionals working from an upstander approach to end violence against  LGBTQI youth 🌈

OBJECTIVES

To analyse training initiatives to prevent violence against LGBTIQ people in Europe, especially with an upstander and/or social media approach.

To create a European network of professionals for the exchange of effective training practices.

To develop a set of training materials to promote an upstander approach to respond to violence towards LGBTIQ+.

To equip teachers, youth professionals and young people with the skills to become active upstanders in the prevention of violence.

To achieve social and political impact.

To promote project sustainability beyond the grant.

To share the results with the final beneficiaries and general society.

CONSORTIUM-COUNTRIES

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI (Coordinator)

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

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ACCEPT-LESBIES, OMOFYLOFILOI, AMFISEXOUALIKOI, TRANS (LOAT) KYPROS

Cyprus

CENTRE FOR DIGITAL PAEDAGOGIK SL

Denmark

WORK PACKAGE

Project management & coordination

Analysis of Initiatives and creation of materials to prevent or address violence against LGBTIQ youth

Creation of a European network of youth and professionals working with them

Training youth professionals

Impact

European Commission. Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. Call REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2019
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PRINCIPAL OUTPUTS

Literature Review 1: Upstander Intervention and LGBTIQ+

Literature Review 2: Media Upstander Intervention and LGBTIQ+

Revision of Upstander Training Initiatives

Report about Upstander intervention & LGBTIQ violence
Report about Digital Media & LGBTIQ violence
Brief on existing material
Training materials on LGBTIQ bullying prevention
Prototype of LGBTIQ Upstander App
International Conference and Meeting of the Network
Creation of the European Network of youth professionals
International Training Workshop
Training Seminars Spain
Training Seminars Cyprus
Training Seminars Belgium
Training Seminars Denmark
Final Conference

Research Group

MEDIS – Metodologia de la Recerca Educativa amb Impacte Social

Facultat de ciències de l’educació i psicologia
Carretera de Valls, s/n, 43007
Tarragona

Contact

Oriol Rios – Project leader

 joseoriol.rios@urv.cat

+34 977 29 70 72

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