– 9:00 –

Opening Session

João Sàágua
Rector of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Ricardo Robles
Lisboa City Councillor for Education and Social Rights

Head of SOGI Unit of the Council of Europe

Vera Jourová
EU Commissioner of Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality (video message)

Tine Claus
Head of Unit of the Federal Unit for Equal Opportunities of Belgium

Nuno Pinto
President of ILGA Portugal

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques
Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernization of Portugal


– 9:30 –

In our backyard: Looking at the status quo of LGBTI rights in Europe

Presentation and Ministerial discussion of the Rainbow Index and Map (ILGA-Europe), of the Trans Rights Europe Map and Index (TGEU) and of the LGBTIQ Inclusive Education Index (IGLYO).

Moderator: Eleni Tsetsekou
Head of SOGI Unit from the Council of Europe

Katrin Hugendubel
Advocavy Director of ILGA-Europe

Richard Köhler
Deputy Executive Director of TGEU

Euan Platt
Executive Co-ordinator of IGLYO

Valon Dasharami
General Secretary of Minister of Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro

Felix König
Political Advisor to the Minister for Culture and Democracy of Sweden

Teresa Fragoso
President of the Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality

Mark Kamperhoff
Head of EU division: EU coordination, International Affairs of the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth of Germany


– 11:15 –

Coffee Break


– 11:30 –

In & Out: Closing the Gaps of the EU internal and external coherence

Discussion on the different paces that LGBTI rights face inside and outside Europe.

Moderator: Claude Cahn
Human Rights Advisor, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Maritza Rosabal Peña
Minister of Education, Family and Social Inclusion of Cape Verde

Tom Erlend Skaug
Deputy Minister of Children and Equality of Norway

Ximena Ares
Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Lisbon

Luís Cabaço
Deputy Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal


– 13:00 –

Lunch at NOVA Foyer


– 14:30 –

Workshops 1 & 2

Workshop 1 Youth & Education

Moderator: Paulo Carvalho da Silva
Board member of rede ex aequo – associação de jovens lgbti e apoiantes

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues
Minister of Education of Portugal

Isabel Guerra
Councilwoman of Cascais, European Youth Capital 2018

Susie Green
CEO of Mermaids

Yves Aerts
Executive Director of Çavaria


Workshop 2 Interculturality

Moderator: Santiago M’banda Lima
President of Ação pela Identidade

Cristina Milagre
Advisor of the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality

Priest Fernando Santos
Lusitan Church (Portugal) – Anglican Community

Juliana Santos Wahlgren
Senior Advocacy and Network Development Officer of ENAR

Melissa Sonnino
Facing Facts! Coordinator, CEJI


– 16:00 –

Coffee Break


– 16:30 –

Workshops 3 & 4

Workshop 3 Sports

Moderator: Ana Aresta
Vice-President of ILGA Portugal

João Paulo Rebelo
Secretary of State of Youth and Sports of Portugal *

Sarah Townsend
General Secretary of European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation

Patrick Gasser
Head of Football and Social Responsibility of Union of European Football Associations

Emy Ritt
Director of the Paris 2018 Gay Games 10


Workshop 4 Local Politics 

Moderator: Margarida Lima de Faria
President of AMPLOS

Ricardo Robles
Lisboa City Councillor for Education and Social Rights

Alberto Diáz Arcones
LGBTI Policies Officer of the Community of Madrid

Sören Landmann
Rainbow Cities Network

Patrycja Pogodzinska
Legal Expert of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency


– 18:00 –


A summarizing report on the main points addressed during the day.


– 18:15 –

Closing session

Carla Madeira
President of Misericórdia Parish Council

Katrin Hugendubel
Advocacy Director of ILGA-Europe

Rosa Monteiro
Secretary of State of Citizenship and Equality of Portugal

Passing of the IDAHOT Forum Flag Cerimony:

Tom Erlend Skaug
Deputy Minister of Children and Equality of Norway


Eduarda Ferreira, 
Rui Maria Pêgo

Sandra Saleiro, 
Paulo Côrte-Real


– 20:00 –

Dinner reception hosted by the Portuguese Government with the presence of the Prime Minister at Picadeiro Real da Ajuda