International Conference: LGBTIQ+ Activism in Europe

When: Thursday, 7 July 2022
Start: 14.00; End: 21.00
Where: Maison du Savoir, Belval/Esch-sur-Alzette

In cooperation with the European Commission in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Family Affairs as well as the Europe Direct Department of, a conference series on LGBTIQ+ activism in Europe will take place this year on 7 July 2022.

The conference series will start in the afternoon with three lectures. In the second part in the evening, we will present the art project „Amsterdam Rainbow Dress“ and a short documentary film.

Afterwards, we will have a panel discussion with activists from Poland, Lithuania and Hungary about the situation of LGBTIQ+ people in the respective countries and their work on the ground.


14:00 – Welcome Speech by Prof. Dr. Stéphane Pallage, Rector of the University of Luxembourg
14:15 – „LGBTI? – Think about it!“, by Dr. Erik Schneider (Intersex & Transgender Luxembourg asbl)
15:15 – „22 – The Project“ and LGBTIQ+ activism today“, Interview with Fleur Pierets (Belgium)
16:15 – „The Situation of LGBTIQ+ in Poland“, Alicja Sienkiewicz (Poland)

17.00 – Break

18.00 – Welcome Speech

  • Anne Calteux – Representative of the European Commission in Luxembourg
  • Andy Maar – Representative of Rosa Lëtzebuerg asbl

18.10 – Presentation of the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress + Q&A session

19.00 – Panel Discussion | Moderation: Annick Goerens

  • Alicja Sienkiewicz (Poland)
  • Johanna Majercsik (Hungary)
  • Monika Antanaityte (Lithuania)
  • Marc Angel, MEP & Co-President of the LGBTI-Intergroup (Luxembourg)