Outsport for EuroGames – Main Conference – Sport as the next challenge towards gender equality and LGBTI-inclusive communities
Outsport is the first European project tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity in sport through scientific research and pedagogical approaches. It’s promoted by AICS and its LGBTI department Gaycs. Outsport is co-funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ Program and it is carried out by a consortium of 5 project partners from Italy, Scotland, Hungary, Germany and Austria. Thanks to the cooperation among Outsport and Roma EuroGames 2019, the Outsport EuroGames Conference will be the main cultural event of the Roma EuroGames 2019, which will host the final discussion on the main topics of the cultural program and the final reports of the specific workshops.
9:00 – 9:30 – Registration
9:30 – Keynotes and introductions
Representatives of EGLSF (European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation) and Roma EuroGames 2019 Committee.
10:00 – 11:15 – Roundtable – From Stonewall to EuroGames: The role of Sport in the upcoming intersectional challenges of the LGBTI movement
This panel will involve activists and historical figures of the LGBTI sport movement as a tribute to the fiftieth Stonewall anniversary. What has changed in the LGBTI movement from Stonewall to the beginning of LGBTI sports organizations? What was their contribution? An overview of the possible contribution of Sport in the most important worldwide challenges of the LGBTI movement will be outlined, especially visibility, education and multiple discrimination.
Annette Wachter – Co-President of EGLSF
Pepe Garcia – Former co-President of EGLSF
Jelena Celebic – Activist from Femslam football
Ambid Zaman – Aktionsbündnis gegen Homophobie board member
Katherine Burrows – Activist for Transgender Rights
Moderator: Rosario Coco – Roma EuroGames Cultural Area
11:15-11:30 – Coffee break
11:30 – 11:45 – Contribution: LGBTI and sport: legal perspectives
Giovanni Guercio – Lawyer (specialized in I & T issues)
11:45 – 13:00 – LGBTI people in sport: from new data to the challenge of visibility.
This panel will show the results of the Outsport Europe-wide survey (http://www.out-sport.eu/research) regarding the experience of LGBTI people in sport, carried out by the University of Cologne as Outsport partner. Starting from this data, which are the first in Europe concerning the topic, experts and activists will discuss the challenges of LGBTI visibility in sports.
Sarah Towsand – EGLSF General Secretary
Klaus Husslein – Former co-President of EGLSF and Outsport staff member
Luisa Rizzitelli – Assist President (Italian Association of Female Athletes)
Alexander Carollo – Transgender activist, ex-professional athlete, physioterapist
Moderator: Andrea Maccarrone – Activist and Educator
13:15 – 14:15 – Lunch time
14:15 – 14:45 – Reports from the Rome EuroGames Week workshops
(A speaker from each Workshops of the week program will outline the main results of the activities)
14:45 – 15:45 – Case Histories: witnesses from LGBTI athletes and activists and debate
15:45 – Coffee break
16:00 – Report from the “Outsport Training”, Non formal education through sport
László Földi – Trainer and Educator, expert in Non Formal Education Through Sport
16:30 – Paralympic sport: All Together Now?
This panel discussion will look at the experience of LGBTI and queer athletes with disabilities, reflecting on how visible disability is within the LGBTI sports movement and on what this means for events such as EuroGames, now and in the future. This panel is co-organized with LEAP Sport Scotland.
Hugh Torrance – Co-President of EGLSF and Director of Leap Sport Scotland
Stefan Hoggan – Paralympic Athlete
Representative of the Italian Paralympic committee
Representative of FIR – Italian Rugby Federation
Moderator: Andrea Giuliano – Outsport Staff Member
17:45 – Final Debate