Eman Borg participated in a virtual 2020 project, "Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders". He is from Malta and he is currently a M.A. Student full time. A few of his previous positions include: Coordinator for LGBTIQ+Gozo and Secretary General for the National Youth Council.
In our virtual interview, Eman highlights many important takeaways for how the IVLP program has impacted him, despite it being a virtual project. He shares that during the height of the pandemic, the IVLP program remained creative by offering IVLP projects in a digital format. He is fortunate to have had the opportunity to connect with numerous youth activists throughout the world without needing to leave his home! Borg emphasizes the importance of these meetings, and that this exchange opportunity will create invaluable life-long networking connections with other IVLP participants and professional resources. In his personal IVLP experience, Borg shares that these conversations foster a safe and open environment for all participants, despite differences in opinions.
To learn more about Eman’s work, we have included two articles that Eman would like to share below:
‘ A symbol of visibility’: Hundreds attend Gozo’s first Pride march
“Homophobia is not a ‘cultural trait’. It’s a choice”
We look forward to re-connecting with Eman once he returns from his in-person IVLP 2022 project, “Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders III”.
Thank you so much, Eman!