Actions of 2022

 Last year, members of the network’s Participatory Fund received request for funding, from which 14 were funded. Totaling at €8,750 distributed. Following on from last year, we once again set up the Emergency Fund which distributed €1,800 amongst 3 applicants.

We are also happy to welcome our 12 new member who have joined in the last year.

Queer Safer/Space

A group of LGBTQIA+ activists applied for the funds in order to establish a space in Riga which would be a safe place for the local queer community. The place that they originally found needed certain improvements in order to be functional, therefore the group started an event series which attracted a growing number of attendees. Over the year, they successfully renovated the space and continue to grow as a group of activists.

Health insurance for all

The goal of this campaign is to advocate for the introduction of universal health care in Estonia. While the debate continues, stickers that visualize this goal keep being removed, so the funds were used to print out more in order to keep the campaign visible in the streets.

Fridays For Future – Rhythms of Resistance

The goal of this project was to increase the capacity of the local RoR group by repairing the equipment. New parts were ordered and applied, as a result the group could continue in attending the protests and making them louder, as well as attracting new members.

Sapfo 2022

We organise one and only queer feminist festival in The baltic states and in 2022 it celebarted the 10 year aniversary, so in colaboration with Kreives magazine, we are publishing the magazine that is dedicated for 10 years of SafoFest.

Transautonomija –  trans community building

The group focused on organizing various events in order to strengthen the community and attract new members. The events included members’ general meeting, discussion at a film screening, Trans Day of Remembrance vigil and gathering, screenings of short films, online meetings for organizing of Vilnius Pride 2023.

Luna6 – screenings of The Journey by Peter Watkins

Group members organized live screenings in the community space; the documentary was split in parts, shown to different audiences that had discussions on what this film means in contemporary context. Additionally, organizers created a zine that is now publicly available on our website.

Kombinatas 2022

Kombinatas is a yearly event, exploring social and political ideas based on solidarity, cooperation and inclusiveness. Festival is community based, it is free and its programme is built by the participants. The festival in 2022 focused on the war in Ukraine and new municipalist practices in Eastern Europe. In 2022, Kombinatas gathered over 250 participants.

Sienos Grupe

The group received emergency funding to help migrants who were stuck at the border during winter. Due to political changes, an increased number of migrants (mostly from the middle-East) are stuck on the Lithuania-Belarus border. Defying the current law, Sienos Grupe volunteers tried to get migrants to places where they could seek help, or supply them with basic medicine and food while crossing the border. Funding also supported a protest against deportation.

Ribologija – book on boundaries

NGO Ribologija attempted to create an educational tool on sexual violence for kids aged 3–6 years old. Following research, they created a story, illustrated it and finalized a PDF version.

Estonian Trans Alliance

The group used the funds for hosting a workshop where they learnt about how to use social media tools successfully, increasing their visibility and presence with the approaching Pride events.