Nordic Seminar: LGBTI People's Safety and Well-being - Good Practices in the Nordics

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 30
13:30 - 17:00 (EET, Helsinki)

Language: English

Target groups: experts, decision-makers, public authorities and civil society actors


  • LGBTI people’s well-being and safety in the Nordic region
  • good practices to address hate crime and harassment against LGBTI people in the Nordics

The Nordic countries are among the most progressive in the world when it comes to LGBTI people’s well-being and security.Nevertheless, LGBTI people are significantly more at the risk of becoming victims of violence and hate crimes than rest of the population. Most of these incidents are not reported to the police or other public authorities.

In order to improve LGBTI people’s safety in the Nordic region, it is crucial to study the past and ongoing efforts. In conjunction with the seminar, a Nordic mapping on structures and policies around hate crime and violence, commissioned by the Finnish presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers will be launched. The seminar gathers Nordic experts to share good practices and discuss the important topic.

The best and most effective solutions can be found together – building on the strong competence and lessons learnt in the Nordic region.



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