By November 15th the organizers will make their final decision about the participant list. All the participants will take part in 3 group events: one national meeting in their country, and two international meetings in Moscow and Berlin, that will take place in February and July 2019 respectively. These meetings will provide lots of cultural and sport events aimed at self-development and self-actualization through team building sport activities, creative work and cultural education.
The goal of the national meeting that will occur before the first international meeting is to create a solid team. Participants will share training programmes, cultural and team building sports activities. Apart from that, during the meeting participants will learn interviewing and active listening techniques that they will use in the project and outside of it.
International meetings in Russia and Germany will be aimed at studying the history and culture of these countries as well as getting acquainted with the milestones of the LGBTQ+ movement in Russian and German history. The programme of the meetings will contain tours, active communication and exchanging cultural experience as well as sport events as a way of self expression and uniting the participants around a common goal.
The time between the meetings will also be full of active communication between the participants. This time, from February to July 2020, will allow to gather personal stories of people who have faced discrimination from the state or the society in different time periods. The interviews will serve as a material for further inspection and become a foundation of the final digital base, a quintessence of actual human experience that will help recreate the sociocultural context of LGBTQ+ movement's development in two countries for its further comparative analysis aimed at identifying mechanisms of humanization and liberalization of society.
We believe that this project will create all the necessary conditions for building not only an international dialogue but also a dialogue between generations, that is essential for a fuller understanding the course of history, a productive cooperation in achieving social equality and solid international friendships. We also hope that the participants will be able to unleash their potential as future human rights activists and creators of social projects that would be directed towards transforming society and supporting the discriminated layers of the population.
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As well as on the official webpage of the project that will soon contain a digital base of autobiographical interviews:
All the questions concerning participation in the project as well as possible cooperation can be directed at the EMail of the organizers of the project: