First national LGBTI conference in Macedonia

With the advent of the political crisis in Macedonia that started after the release of the audio records from the wiretapped communications that show serious acts of crime and corruption committed by some of the top-level officials, the issues and the needs of the LGBTI people in Macedonia were positioned at the bottom of the priorities of the political agenda.
In light of the upcoming early parliamentary elections scheduled for 11 December, Subversive Front completed a detailed analysis of the inclusion of LGBTI in the programmes of the political parties. At the same time, a questionnaire on the political participation of LGBTI was dispatched to 31 political parties in the country, which only 5 political parties responded to.
Subversive Front would like to invite you to the First National LGBTI-conference in Macedonia this Monday, 5 December, at Best Western Hotel Turist, 10:00-14:00, and thus to actively participate in strenghtening of the political dialogue on LGBTI in Macedonia.
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09:30 – 10:00 Registration of participants
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome address and media statements
Mr. Ognen Janeski – Journalist and editor/TV host at 24 Vesti TV
10:30 – 11:00 Opening remarks: Advocating for LGBTI rights in Macedonia
Mr. Antonio Mihajlov – Subversive Front
His Excellency Mr. Wouter Plomp – Ambassador of the Netherlands to Skopje
Mr. Dominique Gautier – Deputy Ambassador of France to Skopje
11:00 – 12:00 Session 1. Political inclusion of LGBTI
Mr. Antonio Mihajlov – Subversive Front
Mr. Mariglen Demiri – Levica
Ms. Dragana Kiprijanovska – Democratic Union
Ms. Nikica Korubin – Liberal Democratic Party
Ms. Liljana Popovska – Democratic Renewal of Macedonia
Ms. Radmila Shekjerinska – Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
Mr. Ivon Velichkovski – Liberal Party
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee/tea break
12:15 – 13:00 Session 2: Cooperation in the protection of LGBTI rights and equality
Ms. Iva Mihajlovska – Ombudsman’s Office
Ms. Orhideja Kaljoshevska – Secretariat for European Affairs
Ms. Gjulten Mustafova – Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Ms. Aleksandra Bogdanovska – Coalition “All for fair trials”
Ms. Natali Petrovska – Attorney at law
Mr. Antonio Mihajlov – Subversive Front
13:00 – 13:15 Closing remarks
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch