Legal and policy implications on LGBT*IQ adult education: Fourth QuPiD meeting took place in Vilnius

On October 1-5, LGL hosted in Vilnius the fourth meeting of the QuPiD project, which revolved around the topic of legal and policy implications on LGBT*IQ adult education.

QuPiD, Queer Paths into Diversity is an international project aiming at the cooperation of organizations fighting the discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The project is meant to share the best practices and to implement adequate political adult education into the organizations’ agenda. Throughout the project, partners are encouraged to take a critical look at the theoretical and practical work methods they apply in their work in order to achieve an adequate level of education in their communities and in the heteronormative majority in society.

The project QuPiD involves six partners from five countries: the Campaign Against Homophobia, KPH (Poland), Lithuanian Gay League, LGL (Lithuania), Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen, VNB e.V. (Germany), Stiftung Akademie Waldschlösschen, AW (Germany) Gay Older Brothers and Sisters, GOBS (United Kingdom) and the Malta Gay Rights Movement, MGRM (Malta).

The four days of activities saw the partners involved in sharing their experiences, best practices, ideas and thoughts on how to tackle legal and policy barriers on LGBT*IQ adult education, as well as how to benefit from incentives provided by legal provisions, funding opportunities and political developments. Despite the huge difference among the contexts that the partners experience in their home country, everyone had the chance to widen their perspective and to get external inputs that might be useful in overcoming the obstacles that their organization faces in its daily work.

In addition to this, partners had the opportunity to participate to the international conference organized by LGL “Tackling Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying: Challenges and Effective Responses”, followed by a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Ireland David Noonan.