Challenges and progress in the fight against LGBT-phobia in football

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Challenges and progress in the fight against LGBT-phobia in football

11th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our Intergroup virtual roundtable organised by the LGBTI Intergroup in cooperation with the Sports Intergroup and Erasmus-funded project OUT!.

The event is hosted by Malin Bjork (LGBTI Intergroup) and Tiziana Beghin (Sports Intergroup). It will provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the recently released handbook, produced by the project OUT!.

The virtual session, organized in collaboration with OUT! and the Sports Intergroup, will be comprised of two panel debates, as outlined below.

  • Welcome, introduction and keynote
    • Moderation: Mark Doidge, University of Brighton
    • Ronan Evain (Executive director, Football Supporters Europe)
    • Malin Björk (LGBTI Intergroup)
    • Tiziana Beghin (Sports Intergroup)
    • Yves Le Lostecque (European Commission, Head of Unit, Sports Policy)
    • Patrick Gasser (Head of Football and Social Responsibility Unit, UEFA)
  • Presentation panel: OUT! Results, recommendations, good practice handbook
    • Greta Rinast / Martin Endemann (Project co-ordinators, Football Supporters Europe)
    • An de Kock (CSR Manager, Royal Belgian Football Association)
    • Stephanie Fuller (Chair, Pride in Football)
    • Daniel Lörcher (Head of CSR, Borussia Dortmund)
  • Panel discussion: International footballing competitions and safeguarding of LGBT+ stakeholders?
    • Minky Worden (Director Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch)
    • Joe White (Co-founder, 3 Lions Pride)
    • Sarah Gregorius (Strategy and Policy Officer, FIFPro)
    • Thomas Hitzlsperger (DFB ambassador for Diversity)
  • Closing remarks
    • Ronan Evain (Executive director, Football Supporters Europe)
    • Malin Björk (LGBTI Intergroup)
    • Tiziana Beghin (Sports Intergroup)

Organisers

LGBTI Intergroup
Sports Intergroup
OUT! Project

Venue

Online conference
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