CHOICE: Promoting School Environments Inclusive of Diversity based on SOGI
CHOICE aims at promoting more inclusive school environments and combating intolerance on the grounds of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and/or sex characteristic.
Grant Agreement Number: 848422
Funded by: REC Duration: 01/07/2019-30/06/2021
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity is the second most widespread form of discrimination in the EU (at 58% and 56% respectively). According to an EU LGBT survey conducted by FRA, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania and Romania are among the countries that LGBT people face a less inclusive social environment. Specifically, HT bullying is prevalent to primary and secondary school environment, while quite significant share of members of the educational community reported having heard about negative comments that came from colleagues towards the LGBTQI community.
By developing an integrated mechanism for addressing incidents of gender-based violence and discrimination in the school environment, CHOICE aims at promoting a more inclusive school environment and combating intolerance on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. This mechanism includes school diversity policies, capacity building of schools professionals, online reporting system of incidents of violence and/or intolerance and support services to victims and bystanders.