past events

September 13 2019 - September 15 2019

YLM: United in Diversity

September 13, 2019 at 4:00pm - September 15, 2019

YLM: United in Diversity

This seminar will bring together liberal youth leaders from across Europe to discuss how to embrace and promote diversity in our societies and especially in our own organisations. The event is exclusively aimed at presidents (or if they are not available then vice presidents) of LYMEC member organisations, as well as the Steering Committee of the IMS.   Programme: EVENT SCHEDULE Friday 13/09/2019 16:00    Welcome and introductions Lena Höglund, Treasurer, LYMEC Daniar Rusnak, Youth of Progressive Slovakia 16:30    Young Leader Roundtable - Sharing of experiences pt. 1 Bálint Gyevai, Secretary General, LYMEC 18:00    Expert Session on Diversity Expert speaker: Sarah Chander, Senior Advocacy Officer, European Network Against Racism ENAR Deimanté Rimkute, Bureau member, LYMEC (moderator) 19:30    Closing of Day 1 20:00    Dinner Political guided tour of the city by night (Optional) END OF THE FIRST DAY   Saturday 14/09/2019 09:00    Expert Session on Gender Equality Expert speaker: Réka Sáfrány, Chair, Hungarian Women’s Lobby and Board Member at the European Women's Lobby Edgaras Mascinskas, Vice-President, LYMEC (moderator) 10:30    Equality and Diversity session: Our values at work pt.1 Lena Höglund, Treasurer, LYMEC

  • Shared trouble-shooting and trouble-solving session

11:00    COFFEE BREAK 11:30    Equality and Diversity session: Our values at work pt. 2 Lena Höglund, Treasurer, LYMEC

  • Presentation of the Draft Equality and Diversity plan, and the work performed
  • Presentation of the draft plan and its core messages
  • Discussion on the Equality and Diversity plan - comments, proposals for amendments and additions
  • Adoption of draft to be presented at the LYMEC Congress in London

13:30    LUNCH 15:00    Diversity Leadership: how to enable diversity in your own organisation and in society at large Michal Simecka, Progressive Slovakia, MEP 16:30    COFFEE BREAK 17:00    Young Leader Roundtable - Sharing of experiences pt. 2 Lena Höglund, Treasurer, LYMEC 18:30    The role of MOs in representation and value manifestation Edgaras Mascinskas, Vice-President, LYMEC 20:00   Dinner and closing of the event – speech from Svenja Hahn, President, LYMEC END OF THE SECOND DAY   Sunday 15/09/2019 Check-out and travels END OF THE EVENT     Session topics Topic 1: Presidents Roundtable The group sets out to define diversity and inclusion through an initial presentation by one of the moderators, along with answering to a list of statements. Young Liberal Leaders share their experiences of diversity and an inclusive culture in their organisations. Together the leaders map shared challenges to be reconsidered at the end of the event.   Topic 2: Expert session on diversity and gender equality The participants are presented with presentations and workshops with experts on diversity and gender equality, striving to get participants into an analytic mind-set towards their own organisation and delve into new methods to changing organisational culture towards a more inclusive culture in liberal youth organisations.   Topic 3: Shared trouble-shooting and trouble-solving session The session focuses on answering the following questions through non-formal educational methods, using personal experiences from the youth organisations represented: - How can we include more non-white youth, females and non-heterosexual youth in liberal politics? - How can we make organisational culture more inclusive and less normative? - Who is responsible for diversity and gender equality in the organisation? - What does a diversified representation mean? - How can we tackle the detected challenges? The session is finalised by a debate on LYMEC's draft diversity plan as an example of steps towards a more inclusive organisation.   This seminar is free of charge for the participants, and we offer a travel reimbursement of up to 200 Euros per person. Deadline for applications to the event is 8 August. The event is exclusively aimed at the presidents of LYMEC member organisations as well as the SC of the IMS. As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 euro, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a late cancellation fee of 75 euro. You have to be logged in to register. Participants need to be minimum 18 years old at the start of the event. Do not book any travels before receiving a confirmation email from the LYMEC office. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes, as well as with the hotel.   Do not book any travels before receiving a confirmation that your application has been accepted.   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***