Homophobia in Schools in Eastern Europe, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Deadline: 15 March 2011
Open to:
teachers, academics and activists
Venue: 5 – 7 May 2011, Ljubljana, Slovenia
no fee

The Peace  Institute (Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Ljubljana) and GLBT non‐governmental  organization Legebitra (Ljubljana)  in  cooperation  with  the Institute  of  Sociology  of  the  Hungarian  Academy  of  Sciences  (Budapest)  will  hold  an international seminar Homophobia in schools in Eastern Europe.

The main aim of the seminar is to address how homosexuality is dealt with in (primary and secondary) schools in Eastern Europe, what is the situation of GLBT pupils/students in these schools and how GLBT teachers are treated at their workplace in schools.


The  topics to be addressed in  the papers and presented at the seminar are (but are not limited to):

  • The position of GLBT pupils/students in schools in Eastern Europe
  • How  do  GLBT  pupils/students  deal  with  potentially  homophobic  school environments
  • What do teachers and text books say about homosexuality
  • What are the educational goals and standards of the primary and secondary‐school syllabuses
  • How do schools in Eastern Europe react to homophobic violence
  • What is the position of GLBT teachers in Eastern Europe
  • How  the  topic  of  homosexuality  can  be  approached  in  these  contexts,  and  what didactic materials,  resources, and  teaching aids exist  to promote discussions about homosexuality at schools

The seminar language is English.

How to Apply

The abstracts (max. 1.800 characters) and CVs should be sent to roman.kuhar@mirovni‐institut.si
Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2011.

The Official Website

4 thoughts on “Homophobia in Schools in Eastern Europe, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  1. Dear sirs,

    A problem occured during my application to this seminar. The E-mail (roman.kuhar@mirovni‐institut.si) written on its official web-site is not valid. It just cannot be recognized.

    I don't know what I should do, because there are no other contacts included.

    Looking forward to your reply!

    1. Hello,

      could it be because there is an unintentionally left double space before the address on our webpage? I have already corrected it and I hope that will help, as there is no other contact.

      I apologize for the inconveniences caused by this typo.



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