Songfestival: Open Up to Human Rights

Dit congres vindt plaatst in het Engels.

An international human rights conference focused on the LGBTI+ community in Europe

Rotterdam is Opening Up. Opening Up to diversity, music, entertainment and Eurovision fans. In the spirit of opening up to others Dona Daria and Arminius are opening up to human rights. In this international human rights program we welcome ILGA Europe and Amnesty International to talk about the rights and position of the LGBTI+ community in Europe.

In the history of Eurovision we have seen progress been made and progress being lost within the participating countries. When it comes to the rights concerning sexual- and gender diversity we want Europe to shine a light on the community that makes up such a big part of the Eurovision fanbase. We have seen rainbowflags being banned in the audience and some participating countries have LGBTI+ free zones and put LGBTI+ activists on trial and in jail.

Together with our friends and partners we will dive into the European context of LGBTI+ rights, what countries can learn from eachother’s best practices and what LGBTI+ activism means in different contexts. The program will consist of a main program with talks and Eurovision intermezzo’s and a break-out room program to meet, connect and learn.

We hope to welcome you to join us May 13th so together we can open up to human rights.

Break-out rooms

The session in the break-out rooms is meant to share best practices from organisations from Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Europe. Organisations that host a break-out room will present best practices, answer questions from participants and have an interactive dialogue. We choose organization that can give perspectives on an European, national and city level. We balanced advocacy and policy making. We also invite international students from Rotterdam (Erasmus Pride) to share their lived experiences.

The break-out rooms will be hosted by GayRotterdam, through their Stay Connected platform.

Additional Info

  • Locatie: Online
  • Datum: woensdag, 12 mei 2021
  • Tijd: 19:00
  • Bereikbaarheid: Dit is event is online
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    Georganiseerd door: Dona Daria, Arminius &

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Bjorn (1984) is werkzaam bij The Do Good Only Company als Jobcoach en IT Techneut. Zijn sterke affiniteit met menselijk gedrag en technologie maken dat hij gemakkelijk oplossingen weet aan te dragen die zowel voor klanten als organisaties winst opleveren. Hiermee helpt hij zijn studenten met de transitie in de techwereld. Met een lifelong learningattitude gelooft hij in het blijven ontwikkelen en groeien. Binnen GayRotterdam is hij naast voorzitter verantwoordelijk voor de technische ontwikkeling van de website. 

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