09 Nov 2022 - 12 Nov 2022
Budapest, Etyek, Hungary
The rainbow platform project is a cross-institutional initiative aiming to increase the amount of LGBTQI+ leadership in the political arena.
The rainbow platform project is a cross-institutional initiative aiming to increase the amount of
LGBTQI+ leadership in the political arena. 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, 09 Nov 2022
19:00 Welcome Dinner
THURSDAY, 10 Nov 2022 – Offices of the Hungarian Parliament
10:00 Welcome and Introductions
10:15 Summary of Module 2 and revision of participant’s progress –
10:30 Diversity initiatives – a framework of action!
11:15 Models of Leadership initiatives for a more diverse political party
14:00 The importance of political representation of minority groups and mobilising them
FRIDAY, 11 Nov 2022 – Etyek
8:00 Departure from the Hotel to Etyek
9:00 Selling our initiatives to our own parties
10:45 Fire back: Educating our allies or creating awareness?
13:30 Preparing our communication action plans
16:00 Open discussion: Steps forward and embracing the little steps!
17:00 Dinner and closing event