LGBTI Rights Conference, Florence

Deadline: 24 January 2011 for abstracts submission, 27 April 2011 for registration
Open to: anyone interested
Dates and Venue: 12-13 May 2011 – Florence, Italy
Registration Fee: € 45,00 for students and unemployed

Equality and Justice – LGBTI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) Rights in the XXI Century is the two-day international conference closing the Equal Jus Project, a 18-month Fundamental Rights and Citizenship action co-funded by the European Union. The project builds on a common European legal system for developing an informal and open network among all actors involved in promoting, guaranteeing and enforcing LGBT rights with the purpose of sharing knowledge and expertise. Convenors are the Italian project partners University of Udine and Avvocatura per i diritti LGBT – Rete Lenford.

The conference will approach the legal dimension of fundamental rights and anti-discrimination law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. The focus is on the European legal system (at the regional, national, EU and Council of Europe levels) and on relevant international and comparative law. Prominent speakers will address the audience during plenary sessions, while presentations and discussions on specific topics will take place in parallel symposiums.

Submit your abstracts by 24 January 2011 to:, your full papers by 1 April 2011. The deadline for registration is 27 April 2011.

Registration Fees

The conference organisers have done their best to keep registration fees low. A limited number of waivers of registration fee are available to participants that provide proof of difficult financial situation.

Regular: € 65,00
Students and unemployed: € 45,00
Gala Dinner Thursday 12 May: € 45,00

Registration includes the four coffee-breaks and the two lunches of Thursday and Friday as well as the conference package with the conference book and other materials. Registration for the Gala Dinner on Thursday 12 May is optional. Online registration is open from 7 March to 18 April 2011. Payment method: bank transfer.

For more information write to:
On papers and presentations:

Project coordinator: Alexander Schuster,
Conference manager: Flavio Guella,

The official website.

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