Intergroup seminar: Free movement of same-sex families in the EU

On 3 May, a public seminar jointly organised by the ALDE Group and the Intergroup on LGBT Rights will take place in the European Parliament. It will be the first event dedicated to same-sex families’ freedom of movement in the European Parliament.

What happens when a same-sex couple moves from one EU country to another? How can the European Union guarantee citizens will retain their right to freedom of movement regardless of whether they are living together, in a partnership or in a marriage? How far do fundamental rights go? What about national sovereignty?

These questions will be debated in an afternoon with Members of the European Parliament, academics, the European Commission, the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU, and non-governmental organisations.

If you are in or around Brussels, you are welcome to attend. Please send an e-mail to with your name, organisation, date of birth and ID/passport number before the 29th April.

Seminar - Free movement of same-sex families in the EU