Nominated 2016

Country: Austria

Region: Lower Austria

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Adult education

Project owner: TABERA

Responsible person: Lydia Bogner

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Transsexual, intersex and homosexual people still find it difficult to be accepted “just like that” by surrounding society – this holds for rural areas even more than for cities and towns. Social, professional and political disadvantages follow. In such situations, Tabera helps the concerned holistically: by classical counselling or by very concrete help, for example by accompanying them to a job interview or to the coming out to the parents and the family, or at work. Self-help groups are on offer as are motivational training and crisis intervention. All of this is to go hand in hand with a societal consciousness changing and consciousness building – and thus a broadening of the bandwidth of “normality”.