About the event

We have seen progress when calls for equality include the encouragement for members of the community underrepresented to join office. A successful example of that is the many calls for more female leadership representation in politics.
Unlike gender-based representation, it is impossible to make a clear assessment of how many LGBTQI+ representatives we have in local, national and European offices as only a portion of LGBTQI+ individuals in representation positions are openly communicating about their sexuality and identity. Many members of the LGBTQI+ community recuse themselves from running for office, joining political parties, or aiming for positions of leadership in operational roles at organisations dealing with political thinking due to the fear of public scrutiny and due to the policy focused nature of political diversity inclusion initiatives.

This is the second meeting to discuss the Module 2 of the platform program.


Wednesday, 17 August

16:00 Arrival of participants
19:00 Welcome Dinner -HEVRE | Bar & Restaurant (18:30 meeting point at Lobby to walk to the restaurant or meeting at the restaurant)

Thursday, 18 August

9:00 Welcome and Introductions with Milosz Hodun, Vice President of ELF
9:15 Summary of Module 1 and revision of participant’s progress with Luis Cano, Program Coordinator

Module Trainers: Candy Piercy and David Chalmers
9:30 Recruiting strategies for diversity
11:00 Break
11:15 Lessons learned: Recruiting failures and good examples
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Lessons learned on Engagement: Are the current efforts enough? What can be done better?
15:15 Break
16:00 Lessons learned on Engagement: Are the current efforts enough? What can be done better?
17:00 Wrap – up
19:00 Dinner – Old market

Friday, 19 August
9:00 Understanding resilience
11:30 Break
11:45 Embracing diversity failures
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Next steps and commitments: preparing a personal action plan
15:00 End of programme and departure of participants

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