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EGLSF at ENGSO Conference in Visby, Sweden

EGLSF was represented by board member David Hofstetter at the ENGSO General Assembly, which was held in Visby, Sweden 8th-10th June this year. We deliberated, and accepted, an invitation earlier in the year from ENGSO to become an associate member, and to present an application for the ENGSO “Equality within Sports” committee for a two-year term.

The General Assembly kicked off on Saturday morning with the “Sports and Inclusion” seminar, in which David presented the work that EGLSF does, our goals and achievements. Other presentations included gender equality in Swedish sport, and the ASPIRE project focusing on the inclusion of refugees […]

Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 13:39|Categories: 2018, Advocacy, Announcements, News|0 Comments

EGLSF voted to ENGSO Equality Within Sports committee

The ENGSO General Assembly in Visby, Sweden was an important landmark for the EGLSF this year. Our application to be an associate member of ENGSO was accepted, and our board member David Hofstetter was voted to the ENGSO “Equality Within Sports” committee for a two-year term.

Other committee members are:  Niina Toroi (Chair) – Olympic Team Finland, Ioanna Karyofylli, Ελληνική Παραολυμπιακή Ομάδα – Hellenic Paralympic Team, Rachel May – Engso Youth, Anabela Sousa Vaz dos Reis – Confederação do Desporto Portugal.

We look forward to working with ENGSO to make sure that LGBT+ rights within sports are represented at the European level.

Monday, June 11th, 2018 @ 13:20|Categories: 2018, Advocacy, Announcements, News, Press Release|Tags: , , |0 Comments

EGLSF at VOICE dissemination meeting in Vienna

The EGLSF and other European sports partners of the VOICE project on sexual harassment and abuse in sport met in Vienna on June 5 – 6 to finalize the project dissemination strategy.

Partners reviewed the education materials produced within the project, provided additional recommendations before final distribution and defined dissemination activities beyond the project’s timeline which concludes end of June.

Voices for truth and dignity – combatting sexual violence in European Sport through the voices of those affected (VOICE) – is a two-and-a-half-year project, co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, giving voices to survivors of sexual violence and abuse […]

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 @ 13:33|Categories: 2018, Advocacy, News, Press Release|0 Comments

EGLSF co-president elected to CC Bureau of EPAS

The EGLSF is pleased to announce that Annette Wachter, co-president, was re-elected to the Consultative Committee (CC) Bureau of the Enlarged partial Agreement on Sport of the Council of Europe (EPAS).

The CC is a partnership body which gives its opinion on the programme of activities and provides advice for the decisions of the Governing Board. 

The CC elected a new Bureau at its meeting on Monday, the 14th of May in Strasbourg, France:  

Jens Sejer Andersen, Play the Game, CC President, 
Michal Buchel, FIAS, CC Vice-President, 
Annette Wachter, EGLSF, CC Bureau member , 
Laura Capranica, EAS, CC Bureau member
Carlos Cardoso, ENGSO, CC Bureau member
Paulina Tomczyk, EU […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 @ 18:53|Categories: 2018, Announcements, EPAS, News, Press Release|Tags: |0 Comments

EGLSF speaks at IDAHOT Forum 2018, Lisbon

EGLSF accepted the Government of Portugal and ILGA Portugal’s invitation to speak on the Sports workshop panel for the IDAHOT Forum 2018, Lisbon on May 14th, 2018.

The central theme of the Forum was mainstreaming of LGBTI rights from local to global policies. The Forum was a full day of plenary presentations and workshops, that highlighted many of the current-day issues concerning our community, covered in themes from sport to interculturality, local politics and education.

After the Opening session that introduced the tone for the day, the “In our backyard: Looking at the status quo of LGBTI rights in Europe” and “In […]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 @ 21:56|Categories: Advocacy, News, Press Release|Tags: , |0 Comments