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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 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

EGLSF attend Football Pride Week

From the 05 – 09 October 2016, football fans  hosted an international conference on homophobia in football. The EGLSF was represented by John Ryan and Sarah Townsend.

The much-discussed coming out of an active professional footballer is still pending. Fans are often seen as the main problem in this process. But other football fans, ones that stand up against homophobia and engage for an open football culture, they exist too.

Against this background, Football Fans Against Homophobia (FFAH), Queer Football Fanclubs (QFF) and Football Supporters Europe (FSE), together with the Federation of Gays and Lesbians in Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD) are for the first [...]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 12:17|Categories: 2016, 2016, Euro Pride House 2016, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments

ILGA Conference 2016

From 19 - 22 October the 20th ILGA Europe Conference took place in Nicosia Cyprus. Our board member Diana van den Born travelled down to most South-Eastern part of Europe to attend the conference and the Annual General Meeting of ILGA Europe. This year's theme was 'Power to the People - Celebrating 20 years of the strength within '.
More than 400 delegates from more than 30 countries were representing their National and/or European LGBTI-organisation. They gathered to exchange their knowledge, insprire each other and celibrate ILGA-Europe's 20th Anniversary. Workshops, consultations, self-organised meetings, networking, plenary panel sessions and a warm welcome by the [...]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 11:20|Categories: 2016, 2016, News|Comments Off on ILGA Conference 2016

Brussels Gay Sports Celebrate 25 years!

Brussels Gay Sports, or BGS, started in 1991 as a group of friends who played volleyball. Since then it has grown and it is now – 25 years later – an association of more than 750 members.

Badminton, body conditioning, capoeira, futsal, hiking, pilates, running, swimming, tango dancing, tennis, volleyball, yoga and water polo. Those are the sports BGS has on offer. But BGS also has a choir, a massage course, a group of improvisation theater, and even vegetarians that unite on a regular basis.

The success of BGS can be measured by the hundreds of people who participate in one or [...]

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 @ 15:14|Categories: 2016, 2016, Announcements, Members, News|0 Comments