The EGLSF Annual General Assembly, which took place in Budapest on 15th-17th March, voted in a new co-President - Hugh Torrance. We welcome him and look forward to working with him. Diana van den Born was reappointed for the position of board member at large. The Annual General Assembly also voted in favour of future EuroGames in Nijmegen in 2022, and future Annual General Assembly in Berne in 2021. Full details of the proceedings will be available in the minutes, which will be published within 3 months.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This 2-day conference in Ljubljana, organized by SPOLINT in association with VIDC, united players from international and national sporting organisations (including FIFA and UEFA), representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals – all with the goal of discussing homophobia in football, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. The two days were organized with a mix of workshops, plenary sessions and panel presentations, and united over 70 participants from 17 countries. The panel discussions “Tackling Homophobia in European Football: Progress made and Challenges ahead” and “FIFA World Cup [...]