About the event

This Thinking Aloud session focuses on the positive aspects of legalising same-sex marriage on the individual well-being of the rainbow community, as the positive aspects it brings in society as a whole, and finally, how the positive experiences from the Benelux can inspire the rest of Europe.


18:00 Introduction


Hilde Vautmans, MEP for Renew Europe Group & ELF President

Stephanie d’Hose, President of the Belgian Senate 

Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium

Guy Verhofstadt, MEP for Renew Europe Group

18:15 Thinking Aloud 

Speaker: Grunde Almeland, MP in Norway, Venstre Party 

19:00 Final remarks 

Speaker: Egbert Lachaert, MP in Belgium, President Open Vld 

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