Conference: LGBTIQ+ Activism in Europe

  • Europe Direct University of Luxembourg
    07 July 2022

In cooperation with the European Commission in Luxembourg, the Ministry of Family Affairs as well as Europe Direct University of Luxembourg, 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!” Lecture 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” Lecture by 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
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)