The seminar brought together a multicultural group of 28 young people from 14 European countries sharing an empowering experience both on a personal level and as members of the LGBT network (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). Various workshops enhanced the participants’ skills in networking, communication, fundraising and lobbying, and contributed to the seminar’s aim of strengthening the network of European LGBT and developing future cooperation. Moreover, a visit to the European Parliament provided the group with an insight into how LGBT issues are dealt with at a European level. The participants had the opportunity to actively participate in the Eurogames, the biggest sport and cultural European happening for LGBT groups. The Eurogames provided visibility to the seminar and emotional moments for participants coming from countries where their sexual identity is not ac cepted. Soul mates were found and for some of the participants, the seminar enabled the expression of their real identity. The seminar lead to the empowerment of young people in their fi ght against discrimination and strengthened their local and international activism for tolerance and openness towards LGBT youth. The intercultural dimension of the seminar was experienced both by participants as well as young people in Flanders, as WJNH organised a multicultural event with Flemish LGBT youth.
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