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Minister for Education Opens Groundbreaking EU Conference on Homophobic Bullying in Schools

20 February 2013

Ruairí Quinn TD, the Minister for Education today (Wednesday 20th February) opens an EU conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools taking place in Dublin.

The Conference is first ever EU-level conference on homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. It is being held in association with the Irish EU Presidency and the Department of Education and is organised by ILGA-Europe, GLEN and BeLonG To.

This conference brings together EU, UNESCO and national policy makers, teachers, school leaders and NGOs to jointly debate and look for methods of tackling these forms of bullying. It takes place in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.

Opening the conference, Minister Quinn said "Education plays a key role in supporting LGBT young people and also tackling the underlying prejudices which can lead to homophobic and transphobic bullying."

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  • Press Release: Minister for Education Opens Groundbreaking EU Conference on Homophobic &Transphobic Bullying in Schools
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  • Speech of Minister for Education and Skills at the Opening of the Conference
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Links

Conference Organiser ILGA-Europe's web pages on the event


http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/news/for_media/media_releases/ilga_europe_in_association_with_the_irish_eu_presidency_hosts_first_ever_eu_conference_on_homophobic_and_transphobic_bullying

Irish EU Presidency website on event.


http://eu2013.ie/events/event-items/associated-20130220homophobicbullying/

Link to Minister's Speech at the Opening of the Conference

Link to Minister's Speech at the Opening of the Conference
m.eu2013.ie/events/event-items/associated-20130220homophobicbullying