Scholarships for Salzburg Global LGBT Forum

Contract partner: Salzburg Global Seminar - Schloss LeopoldskronCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00Project start: 01.06.2015End: 31.08.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of 10 LGBT activits/human rights defenders from ADC partner countries to advance civil dialogue on critical issues of social cohesion in the LGBT and human rights movement and to integrate them into the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum’s network.

Expected results:

1. 10 selected participants work with a cadre of thought leaders and practitioners in LGBT rights and social policy to exchange best practice on shared problems and cooperate on solutions at global, national and institutional levels.

2. Global connections for 10 participants are facilitated and new cross-border coalitions are established.

3. New and innovative approaches are encouraged, both within the Forum and among the 10 participants, to support LGBT groups through international exchange.

4. Action plans for making change in specific regional and national contexts are developed.

5. Individual encouragement is provided for LGBT activists at the forefront of the global LGBT human rights movement.

Direct beneficiaries: 10 participants from ADC partner countries who are LGBTI activists/human rights defenders, jointly selected by ADC Cooperation Offices and HQ and Salzburg Global Seminar.

Planned activities: Full scholarships (including travel and accomondations costs) are provided to 10 scholarship holders for participation in the Salzburg Global LGBT Seminar, 14-19 June 2015 in Salzburg, Schloss Leopoldskron.

Background: The marginalization and persecution facing LGBT communities around the world can be defined as the persistent stigma of and discrimination against LGBT persons in a way that suggests an inferior social status, results in unequal treatment, and prevents access to services including social and economic opportunities. At a time when the global LGBT movement and discourse is facing significant and interconnected challenges, establishing, protecting and sustaining socially cohesive societies is a critical issue.

project number2798-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityScholarships/training in donor country
marker Gender: 2, Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.