Program

THURSDAY, September 11
Arrival of participants
FRIDAY, September 12
08.30 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome
Dragana Todorović, LABRIS, Serbia
Axel Hochrein, Hirschfeld –Eddy– Foundation, Germany
Timm Köhler, Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”, Germany
09.15 – 09.45 Key note speeches
Meho Omerović, Member of Parliament, President of the Human Rights and Gender Equality Committee, Parliament of the Republic of Serbia
Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament
Christoph Strässer, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Germany
09.45 – 10.15 History of Homosexuality in the Balkans, Zorica Mršević, Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia
10.15 – 10.45 Lessons from History: Prosecution of LGBT people in Germany, Axel Hochrein, Hirschfeld –Eddy- Foundation, Germany
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break and press conference
11.15 – 12.15 LGBT people in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges for the Balkans
H.E. Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia
H.E. Laurent Louis Stokvis, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
H. E. Michael D. Kirby, US Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia
Antje Rothemund, Head of the Mission of Council of Europe in Serbia
Luca Bianconi, Counsellor and Head of the Political Section, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia
Michael Uyehara, Acting Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia
Facilitator: Björn van Roozendaal, ILGA EUROPE, Brussels
12.15 – 13.30 Economic Costs of Homophobia and Transphobia
Marijn Pijnenburg, IBM, Netherlands
Tatjana Greif, Škuc-LL, Slovenia
Nathan Koeshall, Catalyst, Serbia
Boban Stojanović, Belgrade Pride, Serbia
Facilitator: Dragana Todorović, Labris, Serbia
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Leveraging inter (regional) cooperation to secure LGBT rights nationally
Björn van Roozendaal, ILGA EUROPE, Brussels
Krisztina Kolos Orbán, Transgender Europe, Germany
Antonio Mihajlov, Subversive Front, Macedonia
Naim Ajger, Center for Equality and Liberty, Kosovo
Tijana Bukilić, LGBT Forum Progress, Montenegro
Hayriye Kara, Kaos GL, Turkey
Marko Ivković, NDI, Serbia
Facilitator: Saša Gavrić, Sarajevo Open Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina
14.30 – 16.00 Sports vs. Homophobia: Building the Community and Raising Awareness
Imke Duplitzer, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (Fencer, Olympic Games Competitor)
Sanda Brumen, Lesbian Group Kontra / qSPORT, Croatia
Tonči Kranjčević Batalić, Queer Sport Split, Croatia
Boris Vrdoljak, qSPORT Zagreb, Croatia
Zorica Mršević, Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia
Facilitator: Dragoslava Barzut, FemSlam Sports Group, captain of the LBT football team, Serbia
14.30 – 16.00 Respect for Private and Family Life and Access to Health Care
Kristian Randjelović, Gayten – LGBT, Serbia
Sanja Juras, Lesbian Group Kontra, Croatia
Goran Marjanović, Association Rainbow, Serbia
Simon Maljevac, Legebitra, Slovenia
Dragana Drndarevska, Coalition for Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities, Macedonia
Facilitator: Jovanka Todorovic, Labris, Serbia
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17:30 Reports from the panels and discussion
Facilitator: Klaus Jetz, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany
17.30 – 17.45 Outlook on day 2
19.00 – 20.30 Reception in the Belgrade City Hall
Film screening: My child
SATURDAY, September 13
10.00 – 11.30 Building Alliances for LGBT Rights
Ulrich Klicker and Inge Breuling, Federal Association of Parents, Friends and Relatives of Homosexuals (BEFAH), Germany
Hasan Metehan Ozkan, LİSTAG – Families of LGBTs in Istanbul, Turkey
Marina Grnja, Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia
Laslo Čikoš, State Secretary for Gender Equality, Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Serbia
Aleksandar Stojmenović, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Serbia
Mirjana Bogdanović, Gay Straight Alliance, Serbia
Facilitator: Srećko Šekeljić, PFLAG Serbia
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 – 13.30 Do Anti-discrimination Policies Really Work
Jovana Stopić, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, Serbia
Goran Miletić, Civil Rights Defenders, Serbia
Saša Gavrić, Sarajevo Open Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Marko Jurčić, Zagreb Pride, Croatia
Zsuzsanna Iricsek, Budapest Pride, Hungary
Danijel Kalezić, Queer Montenegro, Montenegro
Facilitator: Alex Cooper, Central European University, USA
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 LGBT Path to the Institutions: Sectoral LGBT Anti-discrimination Policies
Mirjana Maksimović, SIPRU – Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit, Serbia
Lazar Pavlović, Gay Straight Alliance, Serbia
Jelena Vidić, Gayten – LGBT, Serbia
Marko Milenković, YUCOM, Serbia
Lazara Marinković, IDAHO Belgrade, Serbia
Facilitator: Mladen Antonijević-Priljeva, Forum for Ethnic Relations
14.30 – 16.00 Political Participation of LGBT Persons
Volker Beck, Member of the German Bundestag (Committee on Internal Affairs)
Robert Biedron, General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people, PACE
Dušan Maljković, Centre for Queer Studies, Serbia
Milan Pantelić, Gay Straight Alliance, Serbia
Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament
Miha Lobnik, Legebitra, Slovenia
Facilitator: Luis Abolafia, Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute, USA
14.30 – 16.00 The Position of Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women: from Community Building to Mainstreaming Efforts
Natia Gvianishvili, Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group, Georgia
Olga Lenkova, Coming Out, Russia
Anastasia Danilova, Genderdoc-M , Moldova
Urška Sterle, Škuc-LL, Slovenia
Rajmonda Sylbije, Center for Equality and Liberty, Kosovo
Svjetlana Timotić, Out of Circle – Vojvodina, Serbia
Krisztina Kolos Orbán, Transgender Europe, Germany
Facilitator: Dragana Todorović, Labris, Serbia
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.15 Reports from the panels and discussion
17.15 – 18.30 Outlook: LGBT rights in Serbia in the next years
Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament
Robert Biedron, General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people, PACE
Volker Beck, Member of the German Bundestag (Committee on Internal Affairs)
Emila Spasojević, Head of Department for Research, Analytic and Reporting in the Commissioner for the
Protection of Equality, Serbia
Facilitator: Klaus Jetz, Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany
18.30 – 18.45 Closing Remarks
20.00 Opening of the Exhibition “Berlin-Yogyakarta: From Hitler’s terror against homosexuals to human rights today”
22.00 Party

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