On 17-24 April 2023 Eglė Kuktoraitė, Communications Manager at the National LGBT rights organization LGL, and Violeta and Lina, volunteers of the LGL emotional support platform for LGBT students, parents and teachers, participated in a practical learning mobility program in Reykjavík (Iceland).
LGL representatives were interested in the good practices applied in Iceland in the field of bullying prevention and support for LGBT youth, and got acquainted with the activities of the Samtokin78.
The purpose of the practical learning mobility program was to strengthen the competences of LGL employees and volunteers of the emotional support platform for LGBT students in providing emotional support to young people facing bullying, to promote the exchange of best practices between LGL and Samtokin78, and to identify possible directions for further cooperation in the field of bullying prevention.
During the visit, LGL Communications Manager met with the former Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, her wife, journalist and author of more than ten books, Jónína Leósdóttir, and Doug Kerr, Executive Director of Dignity Network Canada.
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the world’s first lesbian head of state. During the meeting, Jóhanna and Jónína’s participation in the Baltic Pride 2016 event Pride Voices was remembered.
The visit to Reykjavík is part of the practical learning mobility project “Together against LGBT-based bullying: adopting good practices from Iceland”. The project is part of the Active Citizens Fund, financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism.