“Rights Now!”

Asukoht: Itaalia, Novoli

Toimumise aeg:  22.04.2018 – 28.04.2018

Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Projekti töökeel on inglise keel ning sellest lähtuvalt on projektiga seonduv informatsioon ning registreerimine lisatud vastavalt. Kõikide küsimustega võib meie poole pöörduda eesti keeles: info@uhiskond.ee



The project RIGHTS NOW will take place in Novoli city in the South of the Apulia Region (6 km far from Lecce). The activities will be implemented from 22nd to 28th April 2018. The project will involve 27 youth workers, volunteers, social workers and activists, members of youth organization from Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, Romania and Slovenia.


RIGHTS NOW comes after sharing ideas, experiences and opinions in order to take actions, at European level, within the frames of LGBTQIA* rights. We figured out to plan activities of detailed study, in-depth analysis and actions of support to the LGBT community for supporting NGOs and youth workers in consideration of the many forms of discrimination and violence acted for sexual orientation. During the last two year, we first analyzed how, in most cases, young people and youth workers lack on the awareness about gender and sexuality-based violence and do not know enough on how its mechanisms work. Afterwards, we worked for By-Passing some obstacles and we started to cooperate in order to plan and put in action the project RIGHTS NOW. RIGHTS NOW is going to take place in April 2018 in Novoli (Italy) and will involve participants from NGOs from Italy, Malta, Spain, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Estonia and Bulgaria. Specifically, it will involve 1 trainers + 3 participants from each partner (youth leaders, youth workers and social workers).


“Rights now” follows the following specific Objective:

  • to develop the competencies and knowledge for people working with youngsters in order to foster inclusion and promotion of LGBTQIA* rights amongst the different local communities, by using non-formal learning approach and specific tools realized and tested during the project. Coherently with the programme Erasmus+, during the TC all methodologies will promote active participation and active learning of participants.
  • The TC is based on learning by doing methodologies: participants will learn about non-formal education by experiencing it directly and not by just by receiving information. Anyway, information sessions will be also integrated during the whole project in an interactive way. The main methodological approaches to be used are: Reciprocal Maieutic Approach, experiential learning, cooperative learning, participation and peer learning.
  • All the local NGOs dealing with LGBTQIA* rights and Human Rights will be involved in the process and within the programme of activities, so that a transfer of experiences and best practices and action of networking will be settled up. Thus, the project will also foster the creation of a wider network of NGOs working on the filed. Moreover, there will be organized excursions and visits with local realities, enterprises and institutions fighting discrimination and promoting an ethic approach to work.


The main methods implemented are: brainstorming, team building and energizers, presentations, world café, Open Space Technology. The result of the TC is going to be a Training Hand-Book that will be created which will include the most crucial theoretical inputs on the topic, information about the gender issues in our countries and also tools that could be used for promoting gender equality at the local level. Thus, the results from our training could be used also in other youth-work contexts and in different communities, as it is planned to be written in a simple language and designed in a youth-friendly way. In a longer-term perspective, we expect the young people and youth workers involved to be more gender-aware and sensitive, in order to be able to detect situations and contexts where gender-based discrimination and violence occur and to take proper action for promoting gender equality both locally, nationally as well as in EU-SMC contexts. By increasing knowledge, changing attitudes, developing skills and acquiring innovative tools, we expect the partner organizations and participants from EU and SMC to be able to involve young people in being change-makers.


The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 360 euros. There will be a participation fee of 75€ per participant that’s set by the organisers to cover field trips to ancient town Lecce. Reimbursement will be done in the end of the project. Please fill in this form to apply and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@uhiskond.ee

Registration deadline:  4’th of February

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