Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2012

Agenda of the 3rd Partnership Meeting: Athens, June 7-10, 2012

Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project:
Demanding Fundamental Rights: Law-Related Education in Adult Learning
3rd Partnership Meeting: Athens, June 7-10, 2012

Topic: LGBT Parenting - Challenges and Opportunities for More Inclusive European Societies


Thursday 7 June

Friday 8 June

Welcome Speeches by Irene Petropoulou and Konstantina Kosmidou (OLKE)
11.00 – 18.00
Plenary Session: LGBT parenting and the Legal Framework
Rainbow parenting in Europe and the world: patterns, trends and lessons to be learnt
(Silvan Agius – Policy Director, ILGA)

LGBT parenting in Lithuania – mission (im)possible?
(Vilma Gabrieliute – Educator, Human Rights Activist)

Plenary Session: My story by…
Telis Raptis (Athens Pride)
Stacy Mandaltsi (Head of Lesbian Group of Thessaloniki)
Petros Sapountzakis (Homophobia in Education)

Plenary Session: Art and Religion: Compatible with LGBT Community?
Cinematographic record of LGBT parents and children: The Thessaloniki International LGBTQ Film Festival
(Nikos Hatzitrifon – Head of Sympraxi - Partnership for Gender Issues)

The stereotype of homosexual danger in the Catholic Church’s official. A Christian stigma in a strong Christian country - the example of Italy
(Anna Zoli – University of Macerata / Italy)

Plenary Session: The empirical context
Children in LGBT families: Risk and protective factors
(Nancy Papathanasiou - Clinical Psychologist)

Lesbians choose motherhood: Research findings on children growing up in lesbian families (Zacharenia Karathanasi - Kindergarten Teacher, MSc)

Saturday 9 June

10.00 – 15.00 
Plenary Session: Legal Situation in EU and Greece
Overview of the legal landscape for LGBT families in Europe - Challenges, achievements and opportunities (Angelo Berbotto – Lawyer / Secretary of NELFA)

Same sex families in Greece: From social fact to legal Recognition (Dr. Lina Papadopoulou - Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Plenary Session: Rainbow families
Rainbow families in Spain
(Dr. José Ignacio Pichardo – Assistant Professor, University of Madrid)

Coming out: Mother to daughter relationships
(Maria Falia – Conservator of works of art, Lesbian Group of Thessaloniki)

Everyday Stories
(Eva Filanthropopoulou – Psychologist, MA)

Plenary Session: The future for LGBT families
International Familiy Equality Day 2013
(Maria Von Kanel – Board Member of NELFA / Vice-President from the Swiss Rainbow Families)

Closing Remarks
(Constantina Kosmidou & Irene Petropoulou – OLKE)

Closed Meeting for GRUNDTVIG Partners: Future Meetings, Midterm Report

Participation in the Athens Pride Parade Campaign and Street Festival

Sunday 7 June
Optional Working Group meetings

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