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P2p julio agenda 33796

  1. 1. Respect and freedom of expression of sexual orientation and gender identity P2Pstudtours 33796 Venue: European Commission, Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Room 3C, Rue Froissart/ Froissartstraat 36, 1040 Brussels Brussels, 7-10 June 2010 For more information on the People 2 People Programme, please go to: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex/p2p/index_en.htm To download presentations of this event afterwards, please go to: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex/index_en.htm click on "TAIEX events" and select this study tour under "Library".
  2. 2. Aim of the meeting: The People 2 People Programme, which is one of the three strands of the Civil Society Facility of the Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission, intends to offer to individuals and organisations from the beneficiary countries and territories the possibility to visit EU institutions, as well as relevant EU platform organisations, or whenever relevant for the topic of the study visits, also other European, international or national organisations in order to familiarise themselves with EU structures, policy making process, programmes, policies and good practices. The aim of this study tour is to give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with international and European legal bases which prohibit discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation as well as with the roles and remits of different EU institutions. This study tour further intends to offer participants exchange and networking opportunities in a respectful atmosphere among themselves and with European-level as well as Member State-based civil society organisations active in this field. The study visit is open for the participation of several representatives of civil society organisations active in this field from each of the candidate and potential candidate countries and territories to EU enlargement. Around 30 participants from civil society organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey will attend the study visit. P2Pstudtours 33796 2/9
  3. 3. Day I : Monday 7 June 2010 Chair: Ms Gudrun Niedorf, DG Enlargement 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants Distribution of welcome package with the list of participants 09:15 Welcome note Introduction on the purpose of the People 2 People Programme (P2P) Ms Magdalena Kleim, Head of Section, People 2 People Programme, Unit D4 - Institution Building, DG Enlargement, European Commission 09:30 Round of table  Self-introduction by participants  The work of the organisations represented Brief verbal presentation, accompanied by print/ info materials if available, 1 minute/ participant 10:00 Coffee break 10:30 Workshops:  Current situation and challenges  Promising approaches 11:30 European Commission support to civil society in the Western Balkans and Turkey: The Civil Society Facility (CSF) Mr Henk Visser, Programme Manager, Unit D3 – Regional Programmes, DG Enlargement, European Commission 12:15 Questions and answers 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 LGBT issues in the enlargement process Ms Aleksandra Tomanic, Assistant Policy Officer, Unit A1 – Enlargement Strategy, DG Enlargement, European Commission 14:45 Questions and answers 15:00 Coffee break P2Pstudtours 33796 3/9
  4. 4. 15:30 Communication on Combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries (2009-2013) Ms Gisela Lange, Policy Officer, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission 16:15 Questions and answers 16:30 The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Ms Sara Sighinolfi, Programme Manager, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Commission 17:15 Questions and answers 17:30 End of the first day P2Pstudtours 33796 4/9
  5. 5. Day II : Tuesday 8 June 2010 Chair: Mr Stefano Sgobba, EU Delegation Skopje 09:00 Registration of participants 09:15 The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Mr Maxim Anmeghichean, Programmes Director, ILGA Europe 10:00 Questions and answers 10:15 The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe and LGBT human rights Mr Dennis van der Veur, Adviser, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe 11:00 Questions and answers 11:15 Coffee break 11:45 The European Union policy on the protection of fundamental rights and the main lines of the EU policy in fighting against homophobia Mr José Alegre Seoane, DG Justice, Liberty and Security, European Commission 12:30 Questions and answers 12:45 Lunch break 14:00 Legal instruments and policies of the EU: Anti-discrimination in the acquis communautaire Mr Michal Gondek, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, European Commission 14:45 Questions and answers 15:00 Coffee break 15:30 Current policy developments in the field of anti-discrimination and EU financial support against discrimination via the PROGRESS Programme Mr Miguel Mares Garcés, Employment, Fundación Comunidad Valenciana – Región Europea (Valencia Regional Office in Brussels) 16:15 Questions and answers 16:30 End of the second day P2Pstudtours 33796 5/9
  6. 6. Day III : Wednesday 9 June 2010 Chair: Ms Magdalena Kleim, DG Enlargement Venue: European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Room 4B49, Rue Wiertz/ Wiertzstraat 60, Brussels 08:45 Arrival and registration of participants at the visitor's entrance 09:00 Visit to the European Parliament (EP)  An introduction to the European Parliament Ms Elina Kaartinen, Visits and Seminars Unit, Directorate General for Communication, European Parliament  The EP advancing LGBT rights Ms Ulrike Lunacek, Member of the European Parliament (Austria - Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance), Co- President of the EP's Intergroup on LGBT Rights Mr Michael Cashman, Member of the European Parliament (United Kingdom - Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament), Co-President of the EP's Intergroup on LGBT Rights 10:30 End of EP visit Group leaves for Conference Centre Albert Borschette P2Pstudtours 33796 6/9
  7. 7. Venue: European Commission, Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Room 3C, Rue Froissart/ Froissartstraat 36, 1040 Brussels 10:45 Coffee is available 11:00 Equality bodies: Countering discrimination Mr Tamás Kádár, Policy Officer, European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) Ms Ingrid Aendenboom, Legal Advisor, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Belgium 11:45 Discussion with the speakers listed above 12:30 Lunch break 14:00 Civil society backing human rights of LGBT Ms Veronica Scognamiglio, European Campaign Coordinator, Amnesty international EU Office 14:45 Questions and answers 15:00 Coffee break 15:30 EU action against discrimination in a candidate country Mr Stefano Sgobba, Programme Manager, Delegation of the European Union to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 16:15 Questions and answers 16:30 End of the third day P2Pstudtours 33796 7/9
  8. 8. Day IV : Thursday 10 June 2010 Chair: Ms Lilit Poghosyan, Programmes and policy officer, ILGA Europe 08:45 Registration of participants 09:00 Joint civil society action on the European level Ms Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director, ILGA Europe Ms Amandine Bach, Policy Officer and Project Coordinator, European Women's Lobby (EWL) 09:45 Questions and answers 10:00 Coffee break 10:30 Civil society action in EU Member States for LGBT rights  Ms Jasna Magic, Project Coordinator, Legebitra, Slovenia  Ms Florentina Bocioc, former Executive Director, now Member of the Lobby and Advocacy Group, Accept, Romania 11:15 Advocacy for LGBT rights: Sharing of experience and best practices Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Room 210 Room 3C Facilitated by Facilitated by Ms Jasna Magic, Project Ms Florentina Bocioc, former Coordinator, Legebitra, Slovenia Executive Director, now Member of the Lobby and Advocacy Group, Accept, Romania 12:00 Presentation of main points of workshop discussions in plenary (5 minutes per workshop) 12:15 Evaluation session – Feedback of the participants on the study-tour 12:30 Participants leave for meetings with geographical units of DG Enlargement P2Pstudtours 33796 8/9
  9. 9. Venue: European Commission, DG Enlargement, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi/ Wetstraat 170, Brussels 12:45 Meetings with geographical units of DG Enlargement (per candidate country and potential candidate) 14:30 End of study tour This meeting is being organised by the People 2 People Programme, Civil Society Facility, DG Enlargement, in the organisational framework of the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument - TAIEX of the European Commission CHAR 03/149, B - 1049 Brussels Telephone: +32-2-296 73 07, Fax: +32-2-296 76 94 Web site: http://taiex.ec.europa.eu/ Leaflet: http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/taiex/pdf/p2p/p2p-leaflet_en.pdf P2Pstudtours 33796 9/9