A dynamic 3 Phases Project on personal growth while working with digital tools for creating an online platform & producing educational videos with LGBTQIA+ content.
InterACTive Colors Project is the 3rd part of a series of projects working with the LGBTQIA+ context and social inclusion. Through this project and its Exchange activity, our intention is to provide to all people involved, including you, a safe space and opportunity for learning, growing and acting.
Our aim is to promote social inclusion and active citizenship of young LGBTQIA+ people in society, while enhancing cooperation between its partners in the youth field of LGBTQIA+.
During the project, participants created several educational videos about a wide range of topics within the LGBTQIA+ context.
Follow the link to Resources to find the videos.
The “InterACTive Rainbow” is an educational board game for everyone who wants to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum topics.
Follow the link to Resources to find the game.
Ask for support!
For me, being in the team allowed me to step back and observe how the participants behave in a safe place where they are invited to discover their strengths and weaknesses, practice their media muscles and cooperate in an international setting.
I learned myself that I should eliminate making assumptions, focus on the facts and ask if I am not sure about something. The biggest challenge was to ask for support instead of doing all the tasks related to exchange supervision myself. And it works! People are willing to help if you ask them nicely.
I also met many interesting people with whom I either identified or I got inspired by their diversity, which contributed even more to my open-mindedness.
Roman | Czech Republic
Meet my colourful, ideal self
We all have ideal selves. We live our lives viewing ourselves in black and white, dreaming that someday we’ll be vibrant and full of colors.
The project gave me the opportunity to be colorful for 10 days. I stopped dreaming and started being. And now, even though my colors aren’t as vibrant as they were, they’re still here.
Through this project, I got to meet my colorful, my ideal self, and I will forever be grateful for this.
Stella | Greece
I'm determined to seek out for help
I had the time and space to notice and observe my own behavior and I was able to detect evidence I needed to confirm some doubts that have been at the back of my mind since like forever.
Now I’m determined to seek out for help. And what excites me the most is my motivation to do so: I don’t want to do it for myself, as this has been the norm so far, a motivation that used to jeopardize its stability with any swing in my mood or self-concept. I’m willing to help myself in order to be productive in my community and society, and I believe that this perspective is stronger and healthier than doing it for only myself. Or parents, family or friends, as it’s not always as fulfilling as it may seem.
Also, it seems much more complicated but, duh, I’m sure it’s worth it as a really wide whole. There’s this Spanish song that says “I only ask of God for pain not to be indifferent to me, for the dry death not to find me empty and alone without having done enough”. That’s what I got. Oh! And an amazing community feeling that I had really never felt. And I know it could be even better than that. I’m even exciting now on that thought!!!
Mar | Spain
Life changing experience
I learned how to coexist with almost 50 other people in the same house, I experienced Dutch culture first-hand, I made new friends and I became aware of their cultures.
Of course, I learned more about the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and the people I met helped me take a closer look in their lives and meet their problems they face. All in all, I think it was the most life changing experience I have ever lived, if you consider how much I changed in such a short period.
Ioanna | Greece
The project was organized in 2016-2017 together with Olde Vechte Foundation in Ommen, the Netherlands. It was funded by Erasmus+ programme and the Erasmusplus Jeugd.
It has been awarded by the Dutch National Agency as a GOOD PRACTICE example.
Partners: Bulgarian Youth Association (Bulgaria), Asociace Dice (Czech Republic), Associazione Vagamondo (Italy), Hellenic Youth Participation (Greece), Lithuanian Gay League (Lithuania), Association ACCEPT (Romania), Association of LGBT and their friends Mozaika (Latvia), Ticket2Europe (Spain).
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