To alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 policies, many initiatives have been developed by civil society organisations – NGOs, local governments, or citizens. A team of national researchers from the RESISTIRÉ project has collected and highlighted a set of particularly relevant initiatives in 27 European countries and in Iceland, Serbia, the United Kingdom and Turkey. These Better Stories cover eight specific domains: gender-based violence, the labour market, the economy, gender-pay and pension gaps, gender care gaps, decision-making and politics, environmental justice, human and fundamental rights.

This Better Story was collected by Agnes Kende


Changing attitudes towards LGBTQI people

INCLUSIVE SPACES is A two-year education project, in partnership with some of the most prominent LGBTQI organisations in the country aiming to reduce bullying of LGBTQI students at school and discrimination against LGBTQI people in the workplace. The initiative’s objective is to reduce harassment, negative or hostile attitudes towards LGBTQI people and discrimination in schools and workplaces in Hungary.

Promoting tolerance and acceptance

Its aim is to raise awareness about the situation and everyday experiences of the LGBTQI community and discrimination against sexual and gender minorities, in order to increase social awareness and more accepting attitudes. In order to achieve these goals, they conduct situation assessment research on the experiences of LGBTQI youth in schools and LGBTQI employees in the workplace.

The impacts of The Propaganda Act on tolerance programs in schools and the workplace include:

  • Developping a methodological materials for teachers and a guide for schools on addressing the harassment of LGBTQI students.
  • Providing training for teachers about creating an inclusive school environment.
  • Organisin sessions and workshops in schools about inclusion
  • Providing e-learning materials for students and employees.


Find out more about the initiative

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