EGLSF – European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation is and has been actively involved in several international projects ; here is a highlight of some of them:
Youth in Action
Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union; the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages implementation of policies and activities. In 2013, EGLSF received support in terms of operational grant for its activities in the field of youth and young adults (13 to 30). The funding programme will in the future be encompassed under the new Erasmus+ programme.
EGLSF carries out several activities for and with youth, working together with our partners – member clubs, European network of non-governmental youth sport organisations – ENGSO Youth, International Lesbian and Gay Youth Organisation (IGLYO) and others.
Pride in Sport
As part of its Preparatory Actions in the field of Sport, The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) received funding from the European Commission within the Preparatory Actions is the Field of Sport, to run a series of projects and actions to tackle discrimination in sport against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons. The EU funding period covered September 2011 to March 2013. The objectives of the Pride in Sport project were as follows:
- To raise awareness and understanding of homophobia and practice which discriminates against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people in sport;
- To enhance the capacity of LGBT sports groups and networks both on a local/national/pan-European level to share knowledge and contribute to the debate on best practice in LGBT inclusion in sport;
- To promote LGBT human rights through sport, bridging the gap between new member states in the East and old member states in the West;
- To improve networks of those working to combat homophobia and promote LGBT inclusion in sport across Europe – including grass roots organisations, Sports Governing Bodies and campaigning organisations.
More info: www.prideinsport.info
Football for Equality
The project “Football for Equality – Challenging racist and homophobic stereotypes in and through football” is a European initiative carried out by various partner organisations of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network and led by FairPlay-VIDC in Vienna. The project kicked off in November 2009 and was continued until June 2012. The initiative was co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme of the European Commission.
The Football for Equality-project aimed at:
- using the popularity and universality of football, as a unique entry point to raise awareness on racism and related intolerances (xenophobia, islamophobia, anti-Roma racism and anti-Semitism) and on homophobia.
- to address and link areas of combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism on the one hand and the fight against homophobia on the other hand.
- to promote and improve intercultural understanding and tolerance in particular among young people in the European Union.
More info: www.footballforequality.org
Summary of other projects is still under preparation; thank you for your understanding.