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Nordic Conference: Improving Working Life for Trans People

Photo: Johnér/Maskot

Photo: Johnér/Maskot

Please note that there may be changes in the programme and that information about speakers will be updated regularly. Here you’ll find the latest updates. Need an introduction to the conference? Please click here

09.30 – 10.00 | Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.05 | Introduction  
By moderator Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir, IS 

10.05 – 10.15 | Welcome / Opening Talk
between Paulina Brandberg, Minister for Gender Equality and Working life, Sweden,  Chair of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality and LGBTI rights 2024 and moderator.

Susanna Young Håkansson. Photo: Natalie Greppi

10.15 – 10.35 | Setting the Scene: Structural Conditions in the Nordic Region  
Susanna Young Håkansson, Analyst, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research/NIKK and author of the Nordic knowledge review ‘Trans People’s Working Life Conditions in the Nordic Region’.

Farah Abdi

10.35 – 10.50 | Perspective and Comparison: Trans Discrimination and Economic Vulnerability in Europe
Farah Abdi,Policy Officer, TGEU, Transgender Europe, publisher of the report ‘Trans Discrimination in Europe. A TGEU analysis of the FRA LGBTI Survey 2019’.

10.50 – 11.05 | Reflections: Edward Summanen, expert on health and living conditions of trans people, Transammans, SE, & Sølve  Storm, researcher, DK. Led by Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir. 

11.05 – 11.20 | BREAK

Jukka Lehtonen
Ali Ahmed

11.20 – 12.20 | Research and Practice: Tackling Discrimination 
Two presentations x 15 min:
Jukka Lehtonen, Professor Adjunct of Sociology of Education, University of Helsinki and author ofExperiences of Non-Heterosexual and Trans Youth on Career Choice and in the Workplace’, FI &  
Ali Ahmed, Professor of Economics, Linköping University, Author of ‘Hiring Discrimination Against Transgender People: Evidence from a Field Experiment.’, SE

Panel discussion: Led by moderator.  

12.20 – 13.45 | LUNCH

13.45 – 14.45 | Research and Practice: What can labour market actors do?  
Two presentations x 15 min:  
Speakers to be confirmed.

Panel discussion: What can labour market actors do within the existing framework to improve working environment and prevent discrimination? Which active measures can be taken? What else is needed? Participants to be confirmed.
Led by moderator Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir

14.45 – 15.30 | COFFEE BREAK

Andrea Eriksson
Sara Andersson
Daniel Hjalmarsson

15.30 – 16.00 | Hands On: Guidebook on Improving Working Environment  
1 presentation x 20 min: 
Andrea Eriksson, Docent of Ergonomics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) & Sara Andersson, PhD in Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Authors of ‘The organisational and social work environment of LGBTQ people – A systematic literature review’ and a research-based guidebook for workplaces, commissioned by the Swedish Agency for Work and Environment Expertise, SE

Reflections, 10 min: Daniel Hjalmarsson, the Union for Professionals (SSR), SE

16.00 – 16.20 | Policy and Action: Ways to Move Forward and Conclusions of the Day 
How do we convert research and practice-oriented work to policy and action?  
Participants to be confirmed.
Led by Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir. 

16.20 – 16.30 | Closing words