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.

Opening speakers:

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

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