Sunday May 12

Venue: Lorry restaurant, Parkveien 12, Oslo
18.00 – 20.00
Informal dinner for early birds for Roundtable participants only
(dinner is optional and on participants own expense)

Monday 13 May

08.30-09.30: Nordic government meeting (by invitation only)

Location: Hjørnestuen, Bristol Hotel
Host: State Secretary Frida Blomgren, Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Format: Roundtable
Participants: Nordic Government Representatives

Day 1 IDAHOT+ Forum 2019

Conference host: Ms Inger Lise Blyverket, Director of the Norwegian Consumer Council
Location: Bristol Hall

Morning Plenary Session (10.00–12.10)

10.00–10.15 Opening – Welcome address

  • Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande
  • Song/performance: Nils Bech
10.15–10.45 Key note speeches

  • Director General of Democracy Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Council of Europe
  • Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality Rosa Monteiro, Portugal
10.45–11.15 State of affairs I – Updated research

  • OECD – Prof. Marie Anne Valfort. The OECD’s LGBTI project
  • EU – FRA – Senior Programme Manager Miltos Pavlou. The 2nd EU LGBTI Survey by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and its research on LGBTI Equality in the EU
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.10 State of affairs II – The LGBTIQ European NGO’s perspectives

  • Intersex-good practice map. OII Europe Organisation Intersex International Europe
    – Executive Director Dan Christian Ghattas
    – Co-chair Kitty Anderson
  • Trans-rights map 2019 – TGEU
    – Strategic Director Dinah Bons
    – Policy Officer Olave Basabose
  • Rainbow Map 2019 – ILGA-Europe
    – Executive Director Evelyne Paradis
    – Policy Director Katrin Hugendubel

Mid day session (12.00 – 14.15)

12.10-12.55 Panel session. What are the main challenges?
What could be the next steps?

Moderator: Ms Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director ILGA-Europe

  • Baroness Williams of Trafford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Equalities), United Kingdom
  • Ms. Maria Giannakaki, Secretary General, Greece Ministry of Justice, Transparency & Human Rights
  • Ms. Eleni Tsetsekou, Head of SOGI Unit, Council of Europe
  • Ambassador Nancy Rossignol, Embassy of Belgium in Oslo, Norway
  • Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande, Norwegian Ministry of Culture
12.55-14.00 Lunch in Store festsal Separate high-level lunch/round table in Hjørnestuen
(by invitation only)
14.00-14.15 Signing of policy declaration (Bristol Hall)

  • Introduction – Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande, Norwegian Ministry of Culture
  • Video: Greetings from the Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of Germany, Dr. Franziska Giffey
  • Photo session – Politicians/government officials from states supporting the declaration are invited on stage

Afternoon sessions

14:20 – 15:30 Parallell sessions I
Hate crime/hate speech
Location: Bristol Hall
Facilitator: Norwegian Ministry of Justice

  • State Secretary Thor Kleppen Sættem, Ministry of Justice and Public Security
  • Heidi Reinholdt-Østbye, The higher Prosecuting Authorities of Norway
  • HSEQ-advisor Bent Hovdedalen European LGBT Police Association
  • Chief Inspector Monica Lillebakken, Oslo police district, Hate Crime Unit
  • Police Chief Inspector Abetare Krasniqi, The National Criminal Investigation Service
  • Policy Officer, Eirik Aimar Engebretsen, FRI, Pink Competency Justice
Gender diversity in health and implications of ICD-11
Location: Frøya
Facilitator: Norwegian Ministry of Health
Moderator: Leo M. Alvarez, TGEU

  • State Secretary Maria Jahrmann Bjerke, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services
  • Ketil Slagstad, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Senior Adviser Marie Vikdal, The Directorate for e-Health, Norway
15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00 Parallel sessions II
The role of civil society in promoting LGBTI-rights locally/nationally
Location: Frøya
Facilitator: ILGA Europe
Moderator: Evelyne Paradis, ILGA Europe

  • State Secretary Marianne Hagen, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Mitja Blažić, Youth Center Legebitra, Slovenia
  • Eduardas Platovas, National LGBT Rights Organization, Lithuania
LGBTIQ-persons with indigenous and ethnic minority background
Location: Bristol Hall
Facilitator: The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

  • State Secretary Frida Blomgren, Norwegian Ministry of Culture
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Elisabeth Stubberud, University of Science and Technology of Norway
  • Member of the Executive Council at the Sámi Parliament in Norway, Anne Henriette Reinås Nilut
  • Research fellow Dezso Mate, Romani studies programme, Central European University
17.00-17.10 Coffee break. Return to Bristol Hall

Final plenary

Location: Bristol Hall

17.10-17.20 Updates from the EU Commission
LGBTI List of Actions, the EU Barometer and more
Wester Meijdam, European Commission DG Justice and Consumers
17.20-17.30 Handbook on Intersex legislation and policies
OII Europe Organisation Intersex International Europe
Executive Director Dan Christian Ghattas
17.30-17.40 Final remarks and future perspectives from the Council of Europe
Hallvard Gorseth, Head of Anti-Discrimination Department, Council of Europe
17.40-17.50 Round-up of the conference 
Rapporteur: Ben Baks, Coordinator LGBTI Equality policies, Ministry of Education of the Netherlands
17.50-18.00 IDAHOT banner ceremony
The rainbow banner is handed over to the host of IDAHOT+ Forum 2020

  • Invitation to IDAHOT+ Forum 2020 in London. Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister for Equalities UK
  • Final words by Norwegian Minister of Culture and Equality Trine Skei Grande


Venue: Oslo City Hall
Host: Norwegian Government

A guide will take dinner guests on a short walk from Hotel Bristol to Oslo City Hall, leaving from the hotel at 19.00 and at 19.15.

19.30 “Family photo” at Oslo City Hall
20.15 Dinner

Welcome address:

  • Mayor of Oslo Mrs Marianne Borgen
  • Minister of Culture and Equality of Norway Trine Skei Grande

Choir performance: Oslo fagottkor

Tuesday 14 May & Wednesday 15 May 2019

Location: Bristol Hotel, Oslo

European Government LGBTIQ Focal Point Network.
1,5 days Roundtable Meeting

Location: Lille festsal

Separate program by the FPN Secretariat/Dutch Ministry of Education and Equality

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome speech: State Secretary Frida Blomgren, Norwegian Ministry of Culture

Sessions organised by Norwegian LGBTIQ-NGOs on Tuesday 14 May, in Bristol Hall:

08.45–09.45 “Outsmarting the anti-gender movement.”
Facilitator FRI (The Norwegian Organization for Sexual and Gender Diversity).
Open session. All participants of the LGBTI FPN meeting are welcome!
13.45–15.00 Parallel session 1a of the Focal point network program: “Challenges among LBT-women fleeing from strong social control.”
Facilitators Skeiv Verden – Queer World (Norwegian organization for LGBTIQ-persons with immigrant background) and the Norwegian Helsinki Comittee.
All participants of the LGBTI FPN meeting are welcome!