On 25 and 26 April 2019 the Rainbow Cities Network, the City of Amsterdam and Pink50+ (Roze50+, a cooperation of ANBO and COC Netherlands), in collaboration with IHLIA LGBT Heritage, will host the European conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors: Information and Inspiration for more Inclusion in Amsterdam.
This two-day conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors is all about exchanging knowledge and experiences in the field of LGBTIQ+ seniors Europe-wide. The main topic is the inclusion of LGBTIQ+seniors, with respect to four themes, which will mainly be addressed in the separate workshops:
• inclusive services for LGBTIQ+ seniors;
• (prevention of) loneliness and isolation;
• connecting young and old people within the LGBTIQ+ community;
• the role of the government concerning all these issues.
Programme in short
Thursday 25 April there will be a practice-oriented programme offering 9 events and good practices all around Amsterdam. You can visit and participate in one or more events of your choice.
Friday 26 April the Conference Focus on LGBTIQ+ Seniors is held. In addition to 3 plenary sessions hosted by prominent researchers from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, there will be 8 interactive workshops, 13 inspirational sessions, 3 presentations, an information market and some surprising interludes.
All European organisations, projects, professionals and volunteers – nationally, regionally and locally operating – who work with and for LGBTIQ+ senior citizens are invited to participate. About 150 participants are expected to visit the conference. The official language is English. Participation is free.