Are you an LGBTIQ+ athlete facing barriers like financial difficulties or visa application issues for participating in EuroGames Vienna 2024? Our Outreach Programme is here to help!
The programme aims to ensure that athletes who wish to take part in EuroGames Vienna 2024 are able to do so by providing support to those who need it the most. We provide support by covering costs such as registration fees, travel expenses, accommodation, and visa fees.
Applicants are members of the LGBTIQ+ community and qualify for outreach support if they face barriers like limited or no LGBTIQ+ rights in their country of origin, financial difficulties, or discrimination. Our eligibility criteria prioritize people living in European countries with limited or no LGBTIQ+ rights, such as countries in Eastern Europe or South-eastern Europe. We base the eligibility of European countries on the latest Rainbow Europe Map developed by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
Our programme is limited by available funds, so not all applicants will receive funding. However, we strive to remove the obstacles that prevent participation in EuroGames Vienna 2024, thereby not only strengthening the event’s goal of inclusiveness but also allowing athletes from all over Europe to experience a safe environment to partake in sport, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, or cultural backgrounds.