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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

EGLSF at VOICE final conference

EGLSF was present at the final conference for the VOICE Erasmus+ Sport project this weekend in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. EGLSF has worked with other stakeholders in the academic and sports worlds to secure support for the victims, generate sound research data and enable the development of contextualised resources for the benefit of the European sport community.

The culmination of 2 years work in combatting sexual violence in European Sport through the voices of those affected, this final 2-day conference was a powerful and emotional presentation of  the results of the study, and the new educational resources developed for the European sport community.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @ 22:22|Categories: 2018, Advocacy, External, Press Release, Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

THE CONFERENCE “QUEERING FOOTBALL: ADDRESSING HOMOPHOBIA AT MEGA SPORT EVENTS” SUCCESSFULLY KICKS OFF

The conference “QUEERING FOOTBALL: Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events" successfully kicks off

Over 70 participants from 17 countries gathered at the Sport Faculty of the University of Ljubljana to discuss the topics of homophobia, prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs in the context of football and the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

 

At the Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana, the European Networking Conference QUEERING FOOTBALL – Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events kicked off. 17 countries and 3 continents are represented by over 70 participants – including activists, students, journalists, volunteers, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of NGO’s, sporting [...]

Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 21:28|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Press Release, Projects|0 Comments

EL*C Workshop presented by the EGLSF

The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) attended the 2-day European Lesbian* Conference held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017 in order to present our workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” section.
EGLSF presented the work we do for our 22 000+ members, the work we do with the Erasmus + EU programmes such as VOICE, Heroes of Football and Queering Football, and then opened the floor to an open discussion.
The workshop discussions raised important issues and brought home the diversity of our community. As well as being sportswomen we are also older [...]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 16:07|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments