We are very pleased to announce that Ms Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament, will speak at the opening of the International conference „The future belongs to us: LGBT rights on the road to the European Union“ (12-13 September, Belgrade, hotel Metropol). In addition to the opening speech, she will also give a talk within the panel entitled „Political Participation of LGBT Persons“, and will also participate in the closing plenary session where the future of LGBT rights in Serbia will be discussed.
Ms Terry Reintke is a Member of the European Parliament, elected 2014 at the age of 27. She belongs to the Greens/EFA Group and is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, as well as the Committee on Regional Development.
She stands for a Europe that offers prospects for young people in all fields of life that should allow for a free life, equal participation, and social security. In the European Parliament she particularly puts herself out for better prospects for young people on the employment market and the combat against youth unemployment, especially in Southern Europe. Furthermore, she pushes for gender equality, more progressive antidiscrimination policies, the recognition of new family models, and the support of queer movements all over Europe.
Political participation of LGBT people will be an important theme of the Conference. On the second conference day (Saturday, September 13) an exciting panel entitled „Political Participation of LGBT Persons“ will take place, and apart from Ms Terry Reintke, Volker Beck (member of the German Parliament and human rights activists), Robert Biedron (Polish politician and Council of Europe representative), Miha Lobnik (Slovenian politician and LGBT activist), as well as Dušan Maljković (Center for Queer studies, Serbia) and Milan Pantelić (GSA, Serbia) will participate as speakers.
You can read more about the Conference speakers on page Conference speakers