In March 2018, the statutory Annual General Meeting of European Network of Parents of LGBTI+ will take place in Lisbon, Portugal to coincide with NELFA’s conference which will help us enhance visibility and collaboration.
Dear European parents of LGBTI+ persons,
What appeared to be just a dream has now become an actual reality. Yes, ENP has been formally registered for one year now and we continue to bring European parents of LGBTI+ people together, to support one another and to grow as one movement.
We invite you to join us at the upcoming International Event being held in Lisbon, Portugal from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th March 2018.
ENP and NELFA CONFERENCE
On the 16th ENP will hold a Conference together with NELFA who are LGBTI+ families. AMPLOS and ILGA-Portugal will be the host organizations. The Conference goal is to maximize collaboration and networking most fruitfully. This will also enhance visibility and create a platform for journalists and political and civil society leaders.
We will be under one roof from different corners of Europe: forming one movement, one voice, with one clear message – SPEAK OUT: LGBTI & FAMILY RIGHTS.
ENP GENERAL ASSEMBLY
On the 17th ENP will hold its first General Assembly in which you will discuss its mission and strategic plans after electing the new Board.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the people that matter in helping to bring about the necessary social change towards full inclusion, affirmation and dignity of LGBTI+ persons and their families, in Europe. Be on the right side of history and support ENP in its endeavours to be a voice for those who fear to use theirs; to show solidarity with those who are suffering stigma and social exclusion in their country. Let’s be ambassadors of a growing number of Parents who are propelling into a European movement, together as parents ‘coming out’ as one voice.
We welcome you into the ENP team with open arms.
Be very welcome in Lisbon
Margarida Lima de Faria
o.b.o ENP Board
March 15th – 18h 00m-20h 30m Session in Parliament (reserved)
March 16th – 9h 30m – 18h 30m – Conference (at ISEG)(public)
10h00 Opening Session:
Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation
Manuel Mira Godinho, President of ISEG
Nuno Pinto, President of ILGA Portugal
Margarida Faria, President of AMPLOS
Joseph Peregin, Chair of ENP
Guiseppina La Delfa, Vice President of NELFA
Video message from Terry Reintke, Co-Chair of the EP LGBT Intergroup
Video message from Jonas Gunnarsson, Rapporteur for the CoE PACE on “Private and family life: achieving equality regardless of sexual orientation”
Round-table: The role of European Networks in promoting LGBTI equality
Moderation by Jorge Gato, Researcher at FCPEUP
Paola Panzeri, Senior Policy and Advocacy officer COFACE
Joseanne Peregin, Board Member of ENP
Katrin Hugendubel, Advocacy Director of ILGA-Europe
Dominique Boren, President of NELFA
Trans and Non-Binary Identities in Childhood and Youth
Moderation by Carla Moleiro, Researcher at ISCTE-IUL
Camilla Gisslow, Member of ENP (Sweden)
Cristina Cardoso, Member of AMPLOS
Aslan Unal, Member of LISTAG (Turkey)
Isaac Rodrigues, Board member of rede ex-aequo
Dani Bento, Board Member of ILGA Portugal
Parenting realities: the persistent issues in various European contexts
Moderation by Paulo Trigo Pereira, Member of the Portuguese Parliament
Bjorn Sieverding, Secretary of NELFA
Ana Aresta, Vice-President of ILGA Portugal
Daniel Martinovic, Coordinator of Dugine obitelji (Croatia)
Joanna Smiecinska, Member of TRiP (Poland)
Eleni Maravelia, Member of FLG (Spain)
Carlos Duarte, Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Equality
Ricardo Fuertes, Advisor to the Lisbon City Councillor for Education and Social Rights
19h 30m – Reception in City Hall (public)
March 17th – 9h00- 12h30m – ENP – General Assembly ENP (only for ENP members) at ISEG
14h 30m – ENP Plenary + Workshops (open to all ENP participants) at ISEG
18h – 10h- 13h – Visit to the Museum of Freedom and Resistance (public – inscriptions) + lecture – The Prossecution of LGBT persons during the Portuguese dictatorship by São José Almeida.
V Dinastia Guest House – http://www.vdinastia.pt