The Consulate General of Sweden and the European Stability Initiative are pleased to invite you to a film screening and discussion
The EU, visa liberalisation and LGBT rights – from Moldova to Turkey
Monday, 27 January 2014, 16.00-18.30
Consulate General of Sweden
Istiklal caddesi No 247
34433 Beyoglu, Istanbul
In the last decade LGBT rights have emerged as an integral part of the EU legal framework on combatting discrimination.
The ESI documentary "Lost in Translation – Moldova" tells the story of how EU conditionality has empowered NGO's fight for equal rights and changes in legislation in 2012. It is the story of a country caught between the EU and an increasingly authoritarian, homophobic East, with LGBT rights at the center of this struggle.
How could EU leverage – in the context of Turkey's EU visa liberalization process and its accession talks – help efforts to improve the situation of the LGBT community in Turkey? Are there lessons from Eastern Europe for Turkey?
Film screening: Return to Europe Series: Moldova – Lost in Transition
Introductory remarks: Gerald Knaus, ESI chairman and director of the film
Discussion: Nigar Goksel, ESI senior analyst and editor of TPQ