Today, the Delegation of the European Union to Albania launched a campaign to raise awareness about plastic pollution and to encourage alternatives to single-use plastics. Under the slogan ''Plastic leaves no space for life'', the two-month campaign will inform citizens about environmental protection through videos, infographics, movie screenings and debates.
I am honoured to participate to the opening of these 3 days of intense discussions around topics that go to the heart and the soul of the European Union: freedom, diversity, equality.
I am also extremely happy that this year ERA’s annual conference takes place in Tirana.
For us in this room and for many people outside, sexual orientation and gender identity are not an issue. Sexual orientation should never undermine equality and dignity of any human being, or interfere in the access to employment, education and any service.