Academic seminar on LGBT rights in Tallinn

Tallinn University of Technology and Estonian Human Rights Centre are proudly announcing the LGBT academic seminar, which will be held on March 24th, 2015 at Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia.

Topic of the seminar:

How the goal of European integration has influenced the attitudes and policies (including laws) towards LGBT people in Central and Eastern European countries; has this meant only superficial acceptance by political elites, instead of real interest in achieving equality? Who are the main actors for and against LGBT rights and why? 


10.00 – 10.30 Registration, coffee

10.45 – 12.00  “Europeanization, National Party Systems, and the advancement LGBT Rights. The Cases of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania” 

Michael Pelz, Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Research Assistant at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Canada.

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch

12.30 – 13.15 “Europeanization and intimate/sexual citizenship”

Roman Kuhar, Ph.D. Associate professor at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

13.15 – 14.15  “Homophobia in present-day Europe” based on empirical findings (from large scale surveys such as ESS and EVS)”

Judit Takács, Ph.D. – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.

14.15 – 14.30 Coffee

14.30 – 15.15 “Sex Education, LGBT rights, and the Religious Right in Croatia – An imported culture war?”

Aleksandar Stulhofer, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Sexology Unit, Chair, Dept. of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

15.15 – 16.00 “Regional & Sexual: European Occidentalism and the (semi)peripheral Central and Eastern Europe”

 Roberto Kulpa, Ph.D. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

16.00 Closing Remarks

Call for Practitioners:

If You wish to attend the seminar please send us an e-mail to Registration ends on March 8th , 2015. Places are limited. After You have registered, we shall provide You with detailed information about the seminar.

Please note that the seminar working language is English.

For additional information and any further questions please contact us via e-mail

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