Campus Pride – Advocacy Community Campaigns for Safe Universities

Project facts

Project promoter:
MozaiQ LGBT Association(RO)
Project Number:
RO-ACTIVECITIZENS-0065
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€243,505
Donor Project Partners:
Samtökin ‘78 – The National Queer Organization of Iceland(IS)
Other Project Partners
Identity.Education(RO)
PRIDE Romania(RO)
Programme:

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Description

Studies indicate that the phenomenon of discrimination is not only present and consistent in Romania, but also that young people are amongst the most affected. In the context of a daily climate filled with hate speech, it is necessary to create mechanisms in educational institutions to fight against homophobia and transphobia. The analysis of the policies of the major universities in Bucharest, Cluj and Timișoara indicates mere provisions regarding discrimination, taken from the national legislation, without adopting procedures regarding the monitoring and combating discrimination on the basis of sexual and gender orientation or administrative procedures for respecting gender identity of trans people, procedures regarding accommodation for LGBTI students; creation of an LGBTI academic fund relevant to university disciplines and research, etc. In the absence of a representative LGBTI student body, the advocacy actions are limited to legalistic discourse, without concrete results. The project will change the climate of acceptance of LGBTI students in the university environment by increasing the capacity of LGBTI young people to self-organize and create models of university policies. The beneficiaries are 428 young LGBTI who will be involved in the activities pertaining to evaluating and monitoring LGBTI acceptance in universities, Campus Pride summer schools, piloting Campus Pride Centers as safe spaces for LGBTI youth and as adoption models for improvement, as well as running local advocacy campaigns. Moreover, the project is an original approach to these issues by piloting a Campus Pride Index to evaluate the university environment for LGBTI students.

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