NELFA exchange

BRUSSELS, July 2019: Giacomo Orsini (UC Louvain) is a sociologist of migration and actually working on a major research project – the Legal framework’s Impact on Migrant’s Agency (LIMA: project. The team studies how Belgian and European law influence the everyday strategies of non-EU nationals living in Belgium. Giacomo concentrates on the access to family reunification and/or the registration of marriages/legal cohabitation and is particularly interested in non-heterosexual individuals, couples and families. If you feel concerned, have a look at these flyers – in English and in French. (photo: VUB)

BRUSSELS, February 2019: Professor Salavatore d’Amore and researchers of ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) still work on a new study concerning surrogacy among gay fathers. They would like to find eligible participants for their survey. If you are a gay dad with a child/children born through surrogacy, please, follow this link. In the meantime, there is also a Spanish version of the flyer and you can find another version for different-sex parents through surrogacy here.

MADRID, January 2019: Lawrence Schimel is author and translator, in particular for children’s books concerning rainbow families. NELFA member organisations might be interested to work with him (as others already did before) for a new project or publication. Just have a look at his current catalogue and recent books: “No es hora de jugar” and “Pronto por la mañana“. For more information, please contact:

GENEVA, September 2018: The IFED Network just started a crowdfunding project for the new Annual Report of the International Family Equality Day 2018. It will allow the Network to forge alliances with representatives from public services, institutions and politics in our struggle for recognition of all families. IFED 2018 was celebrated in 111 towns and 48 countries worldwide. More information here.

LONDON/LISSABON, September 2018: A research team (Birkbeck University and ISPA – Instituto Universitário) would like to know more about the situation of adoptive LGBT+ parent families in Portugal and the UK. If you are interested to take part in the survey, please contact Dr. Pedro Costa, principal investigator, at More information about the project here.

MADRID, February 2018: NELFA’s member organisation Galehi wants to strengthen the ties to rainbow families abroad. Our friends in Spain would like to find ten partner families from all over Europe for an exchange and common activities. Here  a registration form in Spanish and English: Galehi Contact Document


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