OPEN FRONTS, CLOSED BORDERS

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19.00\ Pritličje

Discussion\ LGBTI+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We will discuss the struggles of LGBTI+ migrants and refugees in the light of the recent refugee crisis in Europe. We will observe the Dutch and German examples of LGBT+ asylum seekers support organisations and reflect sexual orientation and gender identity as two categories of persecution on which asylum should be granted.

Felicita Medved, Institut Novum
Caroline Haury, Programme Manager at Friedrich Neumann Foundation
Aldo Perez, LGBT activist and youth worker, Avstrija
Saif Rangwala, Transitions – Queer, Migrant film festival, Avstrija

The discussions will be led by Simona Muršec President of Pride Parade Association, Slovenia

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21.00\ Pritličje

Movie screening \ Pride of Ukraine – a documentary of hope and inspiration (2016)\ režija: Michelle Emson

Discussion\ What are the conditions for LGBTI+ activism in the Ukraine? Is there a link with Russian organisations? Can we compare LGBT+ activism in East of Europe with Italy and Slovenia, two conservative countries in terms of LGBT+ rights? Are there any common points despite the East-West divide?

Michelle Emson, director, KyivPride Canada
Olena Semenova, organiser Kyiv Pride
Simona Muršec, President of Pride Parade Association, Slovenia
Yuri Guaiana ILGA executive board member, Associazione Radicale Certi Diritti, Italy
Lousewies van der Laan, Democrats 66, The Netherlands

Moderated by:
Caroline Haury, Programme Manager at Friedrich Neumann Foundation, Germany

The event is supported by: European Liberal Forum, Friedrich Numann Foundation, Novum Institute

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