10 Aug 2023 - 13 Aug 2023
Rainbow Platform – Workshop during Antwerp Pride 2023
The rainbow platform diversity initiative is a cross-institutional initiative aiming to increase the diversity in liberal organisations to empower the LGBTQI+ socially engaged community to play active roles.
The project combines a long-term learning course at MyAcademy and three in-person workshops for the operational leadership of liberal organisations to shape their internal culture into one that empowers diversity. The project also invites former academy participants to join a live session for a high-level follow-up to map how diversity initiatives have changed their political organisations.
Lead Moderator: Marguerite O’Loughin
Guest Moderators: Robert van der Linden and Hadiatou Berry
18:00 Antwerp Pride official opening
9:00 Discovering the why of our people – best practises in diversity
11:15 Recruiting to act – Bringing diverse communities to our organisations
14:30 Understanding biases in recruitment
16:15 Networks of actions and interest – recruiting people to feel included, The Fianna Fail case
18:00 Wrap up
19:00 Dinner and pub quiz hosted by Laurenz Van Ginneken – Project Officer ELF
10:30 Creating a framework of recruiting with the civil sector
12:00 Wrap up
From 13:00 Participation in the Antwerp Pride parade
18:00 Optional discussion with Belgian Liberals about LGBTQI+ rights in Belgium and their path to equality – looking back at the ELF event “20 years of Gay Marriage, a European Example”.