• LGBT Youth & Social Inclusion Conference

    Dublin - Monday 17th June 2013


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    View the PowerPoint Presentaions Here

    Press Release 'Dublin hosts major LGBT Youth Conference'

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    The conference  follows on from and builds on the work of the EU Youth Conference held in Dublin in March 2013. This conference  was part of the 'Structured Dialogue Process' which is now in its second cycle across the EU, and focuses upon youth issues and youth work in the EU. The Youth Conference identified LGBT Youth as one of a number of key groups within society likely to experience social exclusion and clearly identified seven areas where this exclusion can happen. 

    We've taken four of  these areas as the thematic working areas for our conference:

    This conference is an invite only event

    • Education
    • Youth Unemployment
    • Participation & Rights
    • Youth Services


    The aim of the conference is to identify key actions to promote the social inclusion of LGBT youth under these four headings  at an EU level.

    Speakers Include:

    Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs

    Phil Prendergast MEP, The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights

    Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur for Child Protection

    Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), USA

    Kerttu Tarjamo, LGBT Issues Unit, Council of Europe

    Peter Matjašič, President, European Youth Forum

    View the Conference Agenda


    This conference is supported by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs; and is organised in collaboration with ILGA Europe, IGLYO, the National Youth Council of Ireland and the European Youth Forum. This conference is an "Associated Irish Presidency Event".







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  • Watch the Video's

    Watch the video's from the conference below.

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  • View the Presentation's

    Below you can review the presentations delivered by the various speakers at the LGBT Youth & Social Inclusion Conference.

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