FreeALL – Inclusive services for All LGBTQI people

Period
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Lead Partner
Oxfam Italia Intercultura

Partner: FGB – Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini Srl SB (Italy); Kmop – Kentro Merimnas Oikogeneias kai Paidiou (Greece); UJA – Universidad de Jaén (Spain); ASEIS LAGARTO – Asociacion por el empleo y la integracion social (Spain); ALICE – Alice Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus (Italy); COLOR YOUTH – Koinotita LGBT Neonathinas (Greece)

FreeALL - Inclusive services for All LGBTQI people is a two-year project funded by the European Union under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) which aims to protect and promote the rights and values enshrined in the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, by supporting civil society organisations active at local, regional, national and transnational levels.

The aim of the FreeALL project is to develop territorial networks and services in collaboration with different public and private actors who have a long experience in combating gender-based violence, but still do not cooperate with LGBTQIA+ communities and people.

The project partners will provide their research capacities, field experience, expertise, and share their territorial network to prevent and combat gender-based violence against LGBTQIA+ people, transferring the networks and cooperation models developed in their regional/national contexts to other territories.

As a partner, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini will develop an innovative and consolidated intervention model, starting from the research results, the experiences developed in different countries and updating them at European level thanks to FGB's experience in the field of policy recommendations and social innovation. The idea of transferring the best practices in addressing gender-based violence to the LGBTQIA+ services is strategic considering that in all the target countries - Greece, Italy and Spain - sexual and gender orientation is considered a sensitive issue.

In Italy and Greece, laws to combat homophobia and transphobia fail to be promoted and/or implemented (ILGA-EU), and frontline operators do not already have adequate tools to address the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ people, who therefore remain outside a formal pathway out of situations of violence, relying more on informal networks or remaining isolated.