The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF), in occasion of EuroGames 2012 in Budapest, is glad to invite you to the conference
HOMOPHOBIA IN THE STADIUM European institutions against discrimination in sports
which will take place +Saturday, 30th June, at the EuroGames Village in Budapest (see address below).
Different approaches from (inter)national regional and local governing bodies on tackling homophobia in sports throughout Europe. Which ones are successful, why are they successful? Can they be copied to other nations?
Some experts and representatives from European institutions will speak on how to fight against discriminations when doing sport, as well as showing practices already taken in order to tackle homophobia. And all of this, under the umbrella of the first EuroGames ever held in Central and Eastern Europe and in cooperation with the Football for Equality II project, focused on this area and partially funded by the European Commission (DG Justice) under the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.
Sonia Parayre, from the Council of Europe;
Tanja Walther-Arens, former football player, teacher and scientist;
ENGSO Youth session participants presenting their project Taboophobia in Sports;
Lou Englefield, director of Pride Sports (UK) and former co-president of EGLSF;
Micah Grzywnowicz, expert on LGBTQ issues and integration.
Round table: Governing bodies fighting homophobia in sports (moderated by Lou Englefield)
Closing speech: Uffe Elbaek, Danish Minister of Culture and Sports and former CEO of OutGames 2009 in Copenhagen (to be confirmed).
Organized by EGLSF
In cooperation with Football for Equality II
With the participation of the Council of Europe
When: Saturday, 30th June, 2012, from 10 am to 1 .30 pm
Where: EuroGames Village @ Dürlin. 14th district, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21, Budapest, Hungary