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Dear colleagues and friends,

On behalf of The European LGBT Police Association, I have the pleasure to invite you to the EUROPEAN LGBT POLICE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE – EGPA 2022, which will be held from June 16th to June 17th 2022 in Athens, Greece.

The European LGBT Police Association is an umbrella organization aiming to bring together police LGBTI+ organizations from across Europe and build confidence within the LGBTI+ community. The Association supports police forces and national police establishments in the development of operational policing knowledge and services that will enhance services to the LGBTI+ community and represents National LGBTI+ Police support networks on issues collectively faced.

The main objective of the Conference is to bring all of us, the members of the Association together to share our experiences, report and expose difficulties, inequalities and crime in our working environment, to network and to learn from each other.

In August of 2016, the Dutch National Police held the 1st World LGBTI+ Conference for Criminal Justice Professional. It was the first time that Greek delegates took part and the conference was well attended by members of police organizations, public prosecution services and departments of justice from 26 countries and six continents.

At the next conference that took place in Paris in June 2018, EGPA decided that the next conference of 2020 will be held in Greece. After 2 years pandemic measures, the postponed conference will be held in the city of Athens, the capital of Greece, bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. Specifically, our Conference will take place at Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens in a wonderful complex of spaces in the heart of the gay area of Athens, the famous Gazi an area full of shops, cafes and clubs, which are frequented by the LGBTI+ community of Athens.

Moreover, June 18th 2022 in Athens will be held the Pride Festival in which all Police Officers will participate by building bridges between police and LGBTI+ community.

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens and we wish you a fruitful and pleasant stay!

Michael Lolis
President of Police Action

Dear friends, dear colleagues.

This year, finally, we will meet again.

The difficult period we went through together imposed a different way of working on us, mainly in video conferencing. But nothing replaces physical presence, human exchange, fraternity. Thus our work has increased with CEPOL and FRONTEX in particular.

I have a thought for the extraordinary work of our Greek colleagues in charge of organizing this 9th conference of the European Association of LGBTI Police Officers, so the family has grown even more: Thanks to POLICE ACTION. We are waiting for you, impatient to see you (again), you will discover in Athens in particular those who have joined us.

On behalf of the EGPA, I wish you good work, constructive exchanges, be curious and militant. We are proud of our nice job and proud to be your friend!

See you soon.

Alain Parmentier
President of EGPA