EGLSF is proud to present the programme of the International Conference “United Against Homophobia in Sports”; The contribution of Policy-makers, Researchers and Sport Movements.
EGLSF is co-organising this major event with the EPAS, and in co-operation with Utrecht University/School of Governance, Movisie and the Mulier Institute. The conference will be opened by Mrs Edith Ingeborg Schippers, the Dutch Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport, and Ms Filloreta Kodra, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Albania.
It will revolve around interactive workshops grouping together different stakeholders on themes such as the safety of LGBT athletes, attitudes of supporters in stadiums, possibility for “same-sex” couples to participate together in certain sporting disciplines, and the integration of transgender athletes in recreational and competitive sport. The aim is to take stock of the overall situation regarding homophobia and transphobia in and through sport, to look at activities and projects being run by the various parties and to see their impact, in particular, on young people.
The organisers of the conference hope it will come up with avenues to be further explored, in order to make the fight against LGBT discrimination in sport more efficient and to allow LGBT athletes to carry out their sport in an unrestricted and safe way.
Participation is free of costs. Lunches are offered by the organisers. The dinner is offered by the Gay-Straight Alliance. A welcome reception is offered and hosted by the City of Utrecht.
As we have a limitation in the number of participants, we ask you to register as soon as possible using the attached registration form. In case registration exceeds the maximum number of participants, we will try to find a balanced representation of participants from all parts of Europe and with equal representation of gender and competence on the topics of the conference.
Utrecht University, School of Governance (USBO), Bijlhouwerstraat 6, 3511 ZC Utrecht
Louis Hartlooper Theater, Tolsteegbrug 1, 3511 ZN Utrecht
Thursday, October 11 2012: 9:30 am – 7pm
Friday, October 12 2012: 9am – 5pm
October 7, 2012