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Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt LGBTQ Student Organizations Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Nordic_and_Pol-Balt_LGBTQ_Student_Organizations

Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Organizations
Logo ANSO.jpg
FoundedNovember 2004
Location
  • ul. Solec 30a, 00-403 Warszawa, Poland
Area served
Nordic and Poland-Baltic states region
Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20140517003635/http://ansoblog.wordpress.com/ www.anso.dk

The Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Organizations (ANSO) is an international non-profit non-governmental organization striving to improve the quality of life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans - LGBT - students in the Nordic as well as Baltic countries.[1] ANSO targets its activity to LGBT students in Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Åland.

History[edit]

ANSO was founded in November 2004 in Denmark and has twelve member organizations:

  • BLUS - Bøsse/Lesbiske Studerende [1] of Denmark
  • Friðarbogin [2] & Bogin of Faroe Islands
  • Q [3] of Iceland
  • Homoglobiini [4] of Finland
  • Telehpy [5] of Finland
  • SFQ [6] of Sweden
  • UgleZ of Norway
  • Skeivt Forum [7] of Norway
  • Eesti Gei Noored [8] of Estonia
  • KPH [9] of Poland
  • TYA [10] of Lithuania
  • LGL [11] of Lithuania

At its founding ANSO decided to have its seat in Mykines, Faroe Islands. In 2006 the seat of Anso was transferred to Denmark, as ANSO became a registered organization under Danish law.

ANSO is a member of IGLYO.[citation needed]

Funding[edit]

The funding of ANSO activities relies on grants from the European Union, the Nordic Council of Ministers, and other sources of project grants.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

ANSO organized the first gay pride event ever on Faroe Islands in 2005. ANSO has created a web forum [12] for interchange of information and ideas between Nordic LGBT student organizations. In addition to this, ANSO has completed a Youth for Europe project in 2006 in Turku, Finland, discussing LGBT youth issues of small towns and remote areas. The next project, under the Youth in Action program, is "A Queer Perspective on European Students, in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association of Nordic and Pol-Balt Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Organizations". European Students' Union. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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