IGLYO would like to express its sincere thanks to everyone who helped make the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index and Report possible. This project is the culmination of time, effort, expertise, and support from many different individuals, organisations and institutions. While it is not possible to name everyone, we would like to specifically thank the following.

Funders

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science for providing additional funding to cover the start-up costs, without which, the project could not have happened. The Rights Equality and Citizenship programme 2014-2020 of the European Union also kindly provided co-funding.

Partners

Our esteemed European partners, ILGA-Europe, Transgender Europe (TGEU) and OII Europe have provided us with guidance, advice and support throughout the project. They have also played a vital role in reviewing and verifying a great deal of the data contained in the report.

IGLYO Member Organisations and Country Leads

The majority of data presented in this report was researched and provided on a voluntary basis from individuals who work or volunteer for LGBTQI civil society organisations in the field of education. Without dedicated and knowledgeable people in each country, who were committed to the project, IGLYO would have been unable to produce such a comprehensive review. Everyone who wished to be named has been mentioned below.

Albania

Mersila Ballo and Altin Hazizaj (PINK Embassy)

Andorra

Carles Perea (Som Com Som)

Mireia Porras and Ester Fenoll (Govern d’Andorra)

Armenia: Ashot Gevorgyan (MSM Armenia)

Austria

Thiemo Bischof

Paul Haller (Queerconnexion)

Azerbijan

Javid Nabiyev (Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance)

Belgium

Kaj Poelman (çavaria)

Bart Vandenbussche (Wel Jong Niet Hetero)

Jean Louis Verbruggen (Les Cheff)

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Vladana Vasić (Sarajevo Open Centre)

Bulgaria

Monika Pisankaneva (Bilitis Resource Center)

Evgeni Minev (LGBT Plovdiv)

Croatia

Mia Gonan (Zagreb Pride)

Cyprus

Andreas Andreou (ACCEPT LGBT Cyprus)

Czech Republic

Zdeněk Sloboda (Platforma pro rovnopravnost, uznani a diverzitu z.s.)

Denmark

Christoffer Jaksh.j (LGBT+ Ungdom)

Estonia

Ney Maret (Estonian LGBT Association)

Finland

Anssi Pirttij.rvi and Kerttu Tarjamo (SETA)

Georgia

Natia Gvianishvili (Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group)

Greece

Philippos Paganis (Colour Youth)

Hungary

Dorottya Redai

Rita B.res-De.k (Hungarian LGBT Alliance)

Iceland

Solveig Ros (Samtokin ’78)

Ireland

Carol-Anne O’Brien (BeLonG To)

Italy

Ezio De Gesu (Arcigay)

Fabrizio Benetti (MaiMa)

Latvia

Sabine Tropa (Open Centre)

Lithuania

Eglė Kuktoraitė (Asociacija LGL)

Luxembourg

Roby Antony (CIGALE)

Macedonia

Antonio Mihajlov (Subversive Front)

Natasha Boshkova (Coalition Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities)

Malta

Gabi Calleja (Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement)

Melissa McElhatton (Gender Equality Malta)

Moldova

Artiom Zavadovschi (GENDERDOC-M Information Centre)

Montenegro

Jovan Djuratovic (LGBT Forum Progress)

Netherlands

Geert-Jan Edelenbosch (COC Netherlands)

Norway

Victoria Overby Steinland (Skeiv Ungdom)

Bj.rn Smestad (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)

Poland

Vyacheslav Melnyk (KPH)

Wiktor Dynarski (Trans-Fuzja Foundation)

Portugal

Tiemo Fernandes (Associa..o ILGA Portugal)

Romania

Teodora Ion-Rotaru (ACCEPT Romania)

Serbia

Jelena Vasiljevic (Labris)

Jelena Vidic (Gayten-LGBT, Center for promotion of LGBTIQ human rights)

Slovak Republic

Veronika Valkovičov. (Iniciat.va Inakosť)

Slovenia

Simon Maljevac (LEGEBITRA)

Roman Kuhar (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences)

Anja Koletnik (Institute TransAkcija)

Spain

Juan Manuel Carrasco Estévez, Alfonso Lara, Alberto Martín-Pérez, Jennifer Rebollo (FELGTB)

Sweden

Gustaf Hedman (RFSL -The Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights)

Switzerland

Delphine Roux (F.d.ration genevoise des associations LGBT)

Turkey

Hakan Ozkan (Kaos GL)

Ukraine

Yuri Yoursky Radchenko (Gay-Alliance Ukraine)

United Kingdom

Joseph Hall (University of Northampton)

Cara Spence (LGBT Youth Scotland)

Lukasz Konieczka (Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre)

 

Governmental feedback

A previous version of this report was presented at the Follow-up meeting to evaluate the education sector responses to violence based on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and variations in sex characteristics, which took place at the European Parliament in January 2018. IGLYO thanks the following governments for providing feedback: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom.

LGBTQI Inclusive Education Project

Thanks to Rubén Ávila, IGLYO’s Education Officer, for co-ordinating the project, liaising with all the contributors, and carrying out desk research to ensure that all the data is as current, relevant and accurate as possible.