The "Parada Równości" in Warsaw is the largest equality event in Central- and Eastern Europe. The 2017 Parade was held on the 3rd June. The EEA and Norway Grants were the Gold Sponsor. Poland is the largest beneficiary of these Norwegian grants (over 1.1 bn Euro since 2004).
The Parade, which has a broad agenda covering all minorities, received support from 40 Ambassadors in an open letter coordinated this year by the Embassy of Austria, and read out by Austrian Ambassador HE Thomas M. Buchsbaum during the Parade. Several ambassadors, diplomats and Oslo Pride representatives and others joined the parade. This year the march gathered close to 50 000 people.