Should I come out? - International Conference | Visas Iespējas

Should I come out? - International Conference

Pieteikšanās termiņš: 6. decembris, 2019

7. dec 2019, 09:00 - 7. dec 2019, 14:00


We are excited to invite you to our upcoming “𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭: 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐆𝐁𝐓+ 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦, 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧”!

The international conference, which is organised within the framework of "Out in the Open" project is a networking event, which aims to raise awareness on the LGBT+ Spectrum, outdoor and experiential education, highlighting the impact of different used methods with LGBT+ youth and also with other vulnerable groups.

During the Conference, you will have the chance to meet with our 21 youth workers from the 7 European countries who are part of the project, and through a variety of activities:

  • share experiences and best practices,
  • become inspired and generate new ideas for youth work, future projects and events,
  • learn more information about the project and its activities,
  • learn firsthand the holistic results of the project and the impact of the implemented activities in the participating countries
  • respond and reflect on the double-meaning question raised: "Should I come out?"
  • learn about the current LGBT+ Spectrum reality in Latvia from our guests and other organisations and collectives in the country
  • learn about the current LGBT+ Spectrum reality in the participating countries

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀, 𝘀𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀.

𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗪𝗵𝗼𝗺:

  • for everyone working with young people, such as teachers, educators, youth workers, volunteers, mentors, NGO staff etc.
  • for everyone interested in the topics of experiential learning and LGBT+ spectrum education
  • for everyone who is part of the LGBT+ Spectrum or an ally

The Conference will be in English. If asked, linguistic support can also be available.

Places for this conference are limited. Sign up to secure your spot by filling in the registration form:

Free entrance.

Venue: Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs, 2nd Floor, Riga, Latvia.

Registration Time: 𝟭𝟬-𝟯𝟬 - 𝟭𝟭:𝟬𝟬

Duration: 𝟭𝟭:𝟬𝟬 - 𝟭𝟲:𝟬𝟬
In between, there are going to be coffee/tea and snacks breaks.

Keep in mind that the conference will be documented in photos and videos.

𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁:
“Out in the Open” is a 3 phases training program that focuses on improving the social inclusion and active participation of LGBT+ youth in society by improving the competencies of youth workers in outdoor education.
The 3 phases of the project included:
- Training Course: where youth workers were trained on outdoor and experiential education within the LGBT+ Spectrum
- Local Action Phase: where youth workers implemented local actions in their communities using the new learned methods
- Capacity Building Meeting: where the youth workers evaluate the impact of their actions & organise the networking Conference.

Participating countries are Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Greece, Latvia, Slovenia and Spain.

The project is financially supported by the Erasmus+ programme and the Latvian National Agency of Erasmus+, Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra. It is organised by Piedzīvojuma Gars organization and the educational platform Active Rainbow.

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