28 Feb 2022 | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm (CET)
European Committee of the Regions, 99/101 Rue Belliard, 1040 Bruxelles
During this conference, we will discuss the current state of LGBTQI rights in Europe, focusing on three urgent issues.
The year 2021 has shown that LGBTQI rights must be better protected: In Eastern Europe they have been brutally attacked by local nationalist regimes. But also in many Western European countries we have seen a setback provoked by right-wing populists. Under these circumstances, the European Parliament has declared the EU a Freedom Zone and European institutions are working on the first-ever EC LGBTQI Strategy. During this conference, we will discuss the current state of LGBTQI rights in Europe, focusing on three urgent issues.
Firstly, the floor will be taken by three speakers to talk about LGBTQI activism in times of change:
Secondly, the discussion will tackle the matter of LGBTIQ diplomacy in Europe. For this panel we are pleased to welcome:
The final part will follow the issue of hate speech in liberal societies with the lead of:
Panels will be moderated by:
All participants are required to have valid Covid Safe Ticket to attend the event.
This event is organised by the European Liberal Forum in cooperation with Fundacja Projekt: Polska and Movimento Liberal Social. Co-funded by the European Parliament. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum