We meet as East meets West many individuals, NGOs and companies who by their actions improve the status of the LGBTI community in their environment. These heroes are not always known and get seldom the recognition they deserve. But as everybody, they deserve a positive stroke so we decided to start with the East meets West "Tap on the Shoulder" Awards. The premiere 2020 Awards have an Austrian touch and a strong symbolic meaning. The 3 Swarovski flowers are covered by a Crystal bell. It symbolizes the many initiatives that pop up everywhere and that are covered and protected by organizations like East meets West and the EGLCC.
The winners of the 2020 East meets West Awards in three categories: