The project aims to strengthen protection, monitoring and prevention mechanisms as well as combat hate crimes and homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination and violence against LGBTI+ people, by expanding the knowledge and enhancing the skills of public servants to better understand the needs of LGBTI+ people and respond to cases of violence and discrimination against them, as well as by developing a network of stakeholders and interested parties which will serve as a safety net for LGBTI+.
FAROS aims at:
among public servants on LGBTI+ issues and on how to assist LGBTI+ individuals.
Strengthening cooperation and understanding
between LGBTI+ organisations and non-LGBTI+ organisations, public institutions and stakeholders to jointly respond to intolerance, violence, discrimination and racism.
Enhancing the capacities
of public servants
in identifying and supporting LGBTI+ people who have experienced hate crimes, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination and violence.
Enhancing public awareness
on stereotypes and negative narratives against LGBTI+ people.
How will FAROS succeed?
By identifying the gaps
between norms and reality through focus groups and an online survey, addressing public servants and LGBTI+ people.
By developing a guide
for public servants.
By organizing training seminars
for public servants in Athens, at the reception sites of Aegean islands and Evros.
By developing an
which will serve as a safety net for LGBTI+ as well as a monitoring and protection mechanism.