Themen
15. November 2016

QUEER PEOPLE UNITE - Fighting the societal backlash

Same-sex partnerships in Malta and Estonia – a propaganda law in Lithuania that prohibits to talk openly about LGBTI rights with children.

A peaceful pride in Belgrade and in Vilnius – a brutal crackdown of the Pride in Istanbul.

France scraps sterilisation in status law – at nearly the same time, over twenty thousand people demonstrate against same sex marriage in the streets of Paris.

This is our reality in 2016. We have reached important goals and we are still making progress. But at the same time harsh attacks of repressive, neo-conservative, religious right-wing and right-wing movements attempt to push back achievements that were long fought for.

*** QUEER PEOPLE UNITE ***

Fighting the societal backlash

17th of November 9.15 – 12.30

ASP 1G3 – European Parliament, Brussels

*** Program ***

9.15 WELCOMING REMARKS
by Ulrike Lunacek (Vice President of the European Parliament) and Terry Reintke (Member of the European Parliament)

9.30 – 10.30 PANEL DISCUSSION

***Let´s move on***

The last decades have seen important improvements on the way to a more equal and just society for all. We want to discuss our ways forward – what are the concrete next steps that have to be taken at the European level?

chaired by Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament (The Greens/EFA – Austria)

Marie- Helene Boulanger, Acting Director of Equality and Union Citizenship, European Commission – DG Justice

Antonella Gatt, Employment and Social Policy Attache, Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU (to be confirmed)

Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director, ILGA Europe

10.45 Film screening: “My Refugee Story” (17min)

in the presence of Nour Metwally, director

This film project portrays stories of lesbian, gay, inter*- and trans*- persons from Syria that came to Lebanon. It has been realised by a LGBTIQ- youth group that participated in the UNHCR-sponsored LGBTI Youth Initiative.

11.30 – 12.30 WORK SHOP

*** Don’t Stop me Now***

All over Europe nationalists, right-wing populists, the religious right and neo-conservatives are on the rise. The workshop wants to provide for a platform in order to share different experiences. What are our counter-strategies? Who are our allies and how can we mobilise for our cause?

chaired by Terry Reintke, MEP (The Greens/EFA, Germany)

Inputs by

Igor Šoltes, MEP (The Greens/EFA, Slovenia)

Lana Gobec, Equal marriage activist from Slovenia

Presentations by

Mima Simic, LGBTI activist from Croatia

Wiktor Dynarski, LGBTI activist from Poland

the event will be followed by a

12.30 – 13.30 NETWORK LUNCH

poster_queerpeopleunite_jpg

ÄHNLICHE THEMEN

MEHR NEWS

Unkategorisiert
QUEER PEOPLE UNITE – Fighting the societal backlash

Same-sex partnerships in Malta and Estonia – a propaganda law in Lithuania that prohibits to talk openly about LGBTI rights with children. A peaceful pride in Belgrade and in Vilnius – a brutal crackdown of the Pride in Istanbul. France scraps sterilisation in status law – at nearly the same time, over twenty thousand people […]

Unkategorisiert
Questions to the Commision: Police at Istanbul Pride

After the happenings during the Istanbul Pride Terry Reintke and her colleague Ska Keller put a common written question to the European Commission. The two Members of the European Parliament want to know: In the context of the yearly Istanbul Pride Week, the Istanbul Pride Parade was announced to take place for the twelfth time […]

Unkategorisiert
Statement of the Youth Intergroup on the result of the UK Referendum

Ensuring a European future for the youth of the UK The UK Referendum on EU membership showed a very strong divide between young and old. Young people were overwhelmingly in favour of their country remaining a member of the European Union and have expressed their outrage about being side-lined by the generation of their parents […]

Unkategorisiert
Street Activism: Joining forces

Fighting side by side for a different world Have the Greens lost their connections to political movements? Did they become just another political party like all others? Terry is looking for the answers. Have the Greens lost their connections to political movements? This year the German Green Party is part of nine regional government coalitions. […]

Unkategorisiert
Veranstaltung: Merging of man and machine – questions of ethics in dealing with emerging technology

Technology has fundamentally altered our lives and will continue to do so. Ethical considerations must remain guiding posts at all times. Undoubtedly, how we approach the regulation of emerging technologies will have wide implications for our definition of human dignity and the equality of individuals. With this and further discussions we would like to develop […]

Unkategorisiert
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day

Mit folgendem Statement möchte Terry an Yom Hashoah erinnern, den Holocaust-Gedenktag im jüdischen Kalender: As a member of the European Parliament I was given the opportunity to shape a project that secured peace and prosperity for the continent. When the European Parliament officially incorporated the International Holocaust Remembrance day in In 2013 into their calendar, […]