Deadline: 10 September 2017.
ILGA-Europe and TGEU are inviting applicants to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTI asylum and a roundtable with public authorities in Brussels, from 27-28 November 2017.
This seminar and roundtable, will help participants:
1. Become stronger advocates for LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers
2. Provide the specific support needed by LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers
3. Strengthen the capacity of public authorities and practitioners to address asylum claims based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or sex characteristics
4. build alliances with mainstream asylum organisations and share good practices in various areas, e.g. training of professionals, country of origin information and decision-making guidelines.
Travel costs will be reimbursed by ILGA-Europe or TGEU following full attendance of the training. Upon selection, participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements, using the cheapest mode of transport available (economy class airfare or 2nd class train).
Local travel (buses, trains, etc.) are covered through a per diem provided at the training. The programme will cover accommodation and meals from the evening of Sunday 26 November up to the evening of Wednesday 29 November (depending on travel arrangements).
1. Candidates who work directly on issues of LGBTI asylum, and strongly value those with key roles in LGBTI organisations are encouraged. This is to ensure that the gained knowledge is brought back to organisations or groups striving to develop their work in the field of asylum.
2. Applications from LGBTI refugee-led groups and/or representatives with a refugee background are also encouraged. A legal background is not required, as the programme is looking for people of different experiences.
More precisely, the programme is looking for applicants who:
1. Are experienced or interested in working with LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers
2. Are active in an LGBTI organisation or group working in this field or wanting to develop its activities in this field, and who are able to bring the knowledge gained back to the organisation
3. Can participate for the full two days and show high motivation
4. Can communicate effectively in English
1. Specific experience working with trans refugees and asylum seekers
2. LGBTI refugee or asylum seeker background
3. Experience providing support or assistance to individual LGBTI people (e.g. victim support, legal advice, community-building, etc.)
4. Experience in monitoring and/or advocacy work on LGBTI issues
5. Work in community organising and knowledge of practices, tactics, challenges and needs around community organising.
How to Apply:
Please complete the application form, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before the deadline. You can fine the application form HERE.