Embracing LGBT+ acceptance in CEE workplaces
Creating awareness and giving examples of LGBT+ realities
The CEE region is very diverse in itself: On the one hand, all the countries of this region, except from Belarus and Kosovo, are members of the Council of Europe and, therefore, signatories to the European Convention on Human Rights. Eleven of them are also members of the European Union whose Charter of Fundamental Rights explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (Article 21) when applying and implementing EU law (Article 51). On the other hand, all these countries still have their own individual situation and specific legislation.
Prejudices and stereotypes in the workplace, however, are pan-European phenomena. This is reflected both in the 2020 FRA report „A long way to go for LGBTI equality“ and the independent expert SOGI reports commissioned by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations – the 2020 issue focusing on “conversion therapy”.
With this Forum, we want to broaden our perception of the allegedly “progressive West” and give a voice to LGBT+ activists in the workplace from CEE countries to learn more about their best practices and experiences.
The 8th LGBT+ Business Forum marks two innovations: Not only will it be held in English, it will also be in the form of an online event (also due to Covid-19), which will make it possible for international guests to participate.
Click here to register for the digital event!*
* Registration possible until September 18.
This year’s host and cooperation partner of the initiators IBM and Pride Biz Austria is Raiffeisen Bank International.
Download Invitation LGBT+ Business Forum 2020