Virtual Mission to Poland

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Virtual Mission to Poland

7th December 2020 - 8th December 2020

On 7-8 December 2020, the LGBTI Intergroup will conduct a virtual mission to Poland in order to exchange with civil society, governmental actors and parliamentarians. The mission intends to generate discussions and exchange of information on the current context, policies/legislation affecting LGBTI persons and potential actions to be undertaken in order to better ensure their protection.

The mission will be undertaken by the Bureau of the Intergroup and consists of 5 distinct meetings over the course of 2 days:

  1. Roundtable with national NGOs and activists from LGBTI free zones
    1. National NGOs
      1. Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH)
      2. Trans-Fuzja
      3. Fundacja Interakcja
    2. 5 Activists from LGBTI-free zones
    3. Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsperson
  2. Exchange of views with the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights:
    1. Adam Bodnar, Polish Commissioner for Human Rights
    2. including the presence of Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsperson
  3. Exchange of views with the Ministry of Justice:
    1. Krzyzstof Maslo, Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Human Rights
    2. Katarzyna Naszczyńska, Director of the Department of European Law
  4. Consultation with Polish Parliament’s LGBT+ Parliamentary Group
    1. Krzysztof Śmiszek, Intergroup Chair – The Left Coalition, Wiosna (S&D)
    2. Wanda Nowicka – The Left Coalition, Wiosna (S&D)
    3. Katarzyna Ueberhan – The Left Coalition, Wiosna (S&D)
    4. Franciszek Sterczewski – Civic Coalition (EPP)
    5. Joanna Senyszyn – The Left Coalition, SLD (S&D)
    6. Katarzyna Kretkowska – The Left Coalition, SLD (S&D)
    7. Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk – The Left Coalition, Razem (S&D)
    8. Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus – The Left Coalition, Wiosna (S&D)
    9. Maciej Gdula – The Left Coalition (S&D)
    10. Daria Gosek-Popiołek – The Left Coalition, Razem (S&D) + Kamil Maczuga, assistant
    11. Magdalena Biejat – The Left Coalition, Razem (S&D)
    12. Adam Szłapka – Civic Coalition (EPP)
    13. Klaudia Jachira – Civic Coalition (EPP)
    14. Tomasz Aniśko – Greens (G-EFA)
    15. Marcelina Zawisza – The Left Coalition, Razem (S&D)
  5. Second round of meetings with activists

The meetings will not be public.


7th December 2020
8th December 2020
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