9 maggio – LGBT Refugees and Migrants: the situation in Greece and in Europe (Atene)

MIGRABO LGBTI si trasferisce per qualche giorno ad Atene per parlare della ricerca per il progetto europeo EPSILON condotta insieme all’associazione italiana Anziani e non solo in partenrship con KMOP, CARDET, IARS e MOVISIE.




Il giorno 9 maggio si terrà nella capitale greca la presentazione delle ricerche fino ad ora condotte nei paesi partner, prima parte del progetto.

Qui di seguito il programma.


Tuesday, MAY 9th 2017 – PRESIDENT HOTEL (ATHENS)
Time Agenda item

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Introductory address Dr. Antonia Torrens, COB of KMOP
09:40 – 10:20 Opening addresses  Mr. Ioannis Mouzalas, Minister of Immigration Policy (tbc), Ms. Maria Yannakaki, Secretary General for Transparency and Human Rights, Ms. Fotini Kouvela, Secretary General for Gender Equality , Ms. Maria Stratigaki, Vice Mayor for Social Solidarity, Welfare and Equality, Municipality of Athens  Mr. Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization, Municipality of Athens
10:20 – 10:40 Protecting the “Invisibles”  – Ms. Eleni Petraki, Public Relations and Communication Office, Asylum Service
10:40 – 11:00
The Scandinavian Paradise: what is really like being an LGBT in Norway? Ms. Monica Strand Korgerud, LGBT activist (Norway) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:40 Overview of the project “EpsiLon: Equipping Professionals for Supporting Refugees”, Ms. Rosa Heimer, Equalities Projects Coordinator of the IARS International Institute (U.K.)

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11:40 – 12:30
Research on LGBT refugees and migrants in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus and Italy (Intellectual Output 1: Building the evidence – base, Phase 1 E-book)   Ms. Jolanda Elferink (Senior Advisor Inclusion and Diversity) & Michelle Emmen (Trainer and Researcher Effective interventions & Professionalization), MOVISIE, The Netherlands  Mr. Michalis Ioannou (Project Manager, CARDET, Cyprus)  Mr. Jonathan Mastellari (Project Manager, ANZIANI E NON SOLO, Italy)  Ms. Eleni Sakellariou (Researcher, KMOP, Greece)  Ms. Rosa Heimer (Projects Coordinator – Equalities, IARS International Institute, U.K.) 12:30 -13:00 Light Lunch
13:00 -14:00
Panel 1: Reception and Support of LGBT asylum seekers 

Ms. Marina Galanou, President, Transgender Association, Ms. Anna Papazoglou, Coordinator of “Support for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers and Refugees” Project Group, Color Youth, Ms. Dina Vardaramatou, Social Worker – Sociologist – Programmes Coordinator, PRAKSIS and Ms. Sylvia Kourentzi, Focal Person for LGBTQi Issues, PRAKSIS, Ms. Margarita Kontomichali, Project Coordinator – Safe Refugee, Solidarity Now, Ms. Mariangela Psyrraki, Social Worker – Athens project for migrants and refugees who have suffered torture or ill-treatment,  Médecins Sans Frontières, Mr. Armin Ahmadi, Board Member of the LGBT Asylum Support Foundation, The Netherlands, Ms. Carla Pieters, Volunteer, The Netherlands Coordinator: Mr. Thanassis Theofilopoulos, Sociologist, Project Manager (NGO Colour Youth), Board Member of the Hellenic Sociological Association
14:00 – 15:00
Panel 2: LGBT refugees and migrants, their personal stories  Mr. Armin Ahmadi, the Netherlands, Mr. Markin Hasan, Italy, Mr. Jonathan Mastellari, Italy

More to be confirmed Coordinator: Mr. Thanassis Theofilopoulos, Sociologist, Project Manager (NGO Colour Youth), Board Member of the Hellenic Sociological Association
15:00 – 15:30
Evaluation and Closure Mr. Dimitris Aggelidis, Journalist, Coordinator of the Conference



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