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Law enforcement and Pride

June 27 @ 12:00 - 13:30

Moderator: Michael Lolis President of the Police Action for Human Rights, Member of the European LGBTQ+ Police Association

Biography:

LOLIS Michael is a Greek Police Officer.  He is a graduate of Police Academy of the Hellenic Police, as well as of the Department of Public Administration and Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University with a degree in Public Institutions, having thus immersed himself in Public and European Law and Human Rights.  Today he continues his studies at the Department of Sociology of Panteion University making his Master on Human Rights. He has served in the Security Departments of the center of Athens and in the staff of the Hellenic Police Headquarters, while for the last 6 years he has been serving in the Department for Combating Racist Violence in Attica.  For 3 years he was the representative of the Greek Police in the National Council against Racism and Intolerance.  He is also a certified Expert and Trainer of the Council of Europe in Hate Crime Policing based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and conducts training seminars and conferences for Police Officers throughout Europe.  Finally, he is an active member of the «European LGBT Police Association» and the «Police Action for Human Rights».  Speaking openly to the Police, but also to the Greek society as a Homosexual and the need for visibility, acceptance and respect of LGBT people, he is active and public with interviews, speeches and trainings in order to raise awareness and promote Human Rights and their defense against Racism and Discrimination.

 

Monica Giorgi Chief Marshal of Carabinieri, Member of the European LGBTQ+ Police Association

Biography:

My name is Monica Giorgi, I’m 38 years old and I’m from Florence but I’m based in Livorno. I am a Chief Marshal of Carabinieri, an Italian Armed Force. This year I joined the Polis Aperta association, which I met in my activity as a military trade unionist. In fact, in 2019 I was one of the founders of the first military unions authorized to exist in Italy. I am of the opinion that we need to do a lot of activism in military circles to try to make them more inclusive, because in my job it is essential to recognize prevarication and discrimination. In my free time I love to train, read, visit new cities and meet new people. I’m really grateful and proud to be able to attend Euro Pride 2024, tt is a very precious opportunity.

 

Alain Parmentier Co-founder and President of the European LGBTQ+ Police Association

Biography:

In the French police in Paris since 28 years.

Co-founder and first president of the French lgbt police association in 2001. 

President of the European EGPA lgbti police officers association since 2019. 

EGPA in 18 European countries: our aim is to bring the lgbti population and their police closer together. 

Being aware of our own prejudices leads us to move forward and refuse to accept fatalism. 

 

Alan Sneddon former Chairperson of Gay Police Association Scotland, Head of the Communications Department of the European LGBTQ+ Police Association

Biography:

I have been a Police Officer in Scotland for 28 years and have been active in advocating for LGBT+ rights, inclusion and equity within policing for 25 years. I am the former Chairperson of Gay Police Association Scotland (which became the Scottish LGBTI Police Association) winning the LGBTI Staff Network of the Year Award and the LGBTI Community Spirit Award in 2015. I have been a Board Member of the European LGBT Police Association (EGPA) since 2012 and have been in charge of Communications for EGPA since 2016. I was also the first Police Officer from Scotland to take part in a UK Pride Parade, in uniform, in 2004. 

 

Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
12:00 - 13:30
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Venue

Pavlos Zannas Hall
Aristotelous Sq. 10
Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia 54623 Greece
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