EGLSF 2014 General Assembly and Building Bridges Conference


Conference Building Bridges 4 – Pride in Sport
Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 7, 2014
Austria Trend Hotel, Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana


07:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome by Andrej Pisl & Mojca Horn, representatives of the hosts
09:05 – 09:20 Opening by Ulrike Lunacek, Mojca Kleva Kekus & LouseWies van der Laan, current and former Members of European Parliament & LGBT intergroup
09.20 – 09:35 Diversity by Jernej Pikalo, Minister of Education, Science and Sport & Dejan Levanic, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
09:35 – 09:50 Human rights and sports for all by Miroslav Cerar, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia for Tolerance and Fair Play & Jernej Rovsek, Deputy Ombudsman
09:50 – 10:30 25th Anniversary EGLSF – Pride in Sport by Armelle Mazé & Klaus Heusslein, Co-Presidents European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF)

10:30 – 11:30 Plenary Session – European Policies in the field of Sports for ALL
Section A
Moderator: Ben Baks, EGLSF honorary member and LGBT Policy Expert of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in the Netherlands
Bart Ooijen, Sport Unit Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General Education and Culture
Birgitta Kervinen, President European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO)
François Tricarico, Deputy Executive Secretary EPAS, Council of Europe
Jasna Magic, Co-Secretary ILGA Europe

11:30 – 12:00 Break

12:00 – 13:30 Plenary Session – With academia towards inclusion
Section B
Moderator: Roman Kuhar, University of Ljubljana & Peace Institute
Annelies Knoppers, University of Utrecht
Anthony Mette, University of Bordeaux Segalen
Bostjan Vernik Setinc, Advocate of the Principle of Equality
Simona Kustec-Lipicer, University of Ljubljana

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Workshop round I
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:45 Workshop round II

17:45 – 18:45 Plenary Session – Conclusions
Section C
Recaps from the workshops and Conclusions

20:30 Reception and dinner (at the City Museum of Ljubljana)
Hosted by the Mayor of Ljubljana Mr Zoran Jankovic


Workshop 1 – Invisible diversity
Moderator: Inge Claringbould, University of Utrecht
Rapp: Jon Landa, EGLSF
Equality: Kerttu Tarjamo, LGBT Unit, Council of Europe
Trans-sport: Clemence Zamora Cruz, TIP Paris & Acceptess-T
The contribution of sport for LGBT inclusion: Hugh Torrance, LEAPS
Overcoming gender moulds: Judith Vöhringer, Discover Football

Workshop 2 – Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe
Moderator: Nikola Staritz, VIDC
Rapp: Mr Tim Van Hoydonck, EGLSF
Euro 2012 and beyond – working with LGBT: Piara Powar, FARE
Government involvement: Marko Begovic, Directorate Youth and Sport, Montenegro
Open Games, Olympics: Elvina Yuvakaeva, Russian LGBT Sport Federation
Cities working with and for LGBT: Simona Topolinjak, City of Ljubljana

Workshop 3 – Sustainable cooperation between LGBTIQ and mainstream sport
Moderator: Antonio Saccone, Spolint
Rapp: Annette Wachter, EGLSF
LGBT Acceptance & Gay/Straight Alliances: Wilfred van Buuren, GUTS
FSGL Experience: Christelle Foucault, FSGL
Fair Play, Football for Equality and other projects: Kurt Wachter, VIDC
Tackling homophobia systematically: Havard Ovregard, Norwegian NOC

Workshop 4 – Youth & Education against homophobia in sport
Moderator: Maria Acs, ENGSO Youth
Rapp: Daniel Waliduda, EGLSF
LGBT Youth & Sport: Euan Platt, IGLYO
Inclusive sports clubs: Lou Manders, John Blankenstein Foundation
School sport/Sport for all: Mojca Grojzdek, Sport Union of Slovenia
Anti-Discrimination Game app “Up front”: Andrej Pisl, EGLSF

Workshop 5 – Innovative Campaigning against homophobia in the world of sport
Moderator: Mitja Blazic, 30 Years of LGBT Movement in Slovenia
Rapp: Tamara Tien, EGLSF
Pride Houses: Louise Englefield, Pride House International
Informal networks: Zeljko Blace, qSport
Sport for all: Daniela Conti, UISP
Foot for Love campaign: Cécile Chartrain, Les Dégommeuses

Conference Building Bridges 4 – Programme (printer-friendly file)

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