The 2020 edition of EuroGames was scheduled to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on August 5th-9th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting the event on these dates was ruled out. After much deliberation and effort in trying to find another date to host the EuroGames, on June 16th, EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers officially announced the cancellation of the EuroGames 2020 in Dusseldorf. All registered participants were informed directly by EuroGames 2020 Dusseldorf organisers. The reimbursement policy is clearly laid out in the information sent to registered participants. The EGLSF Board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved [...]
EGLSF hosted two events at the Diversity House in Paris – set up by the Fare network in Paris for the FIFA Women's World Cup. The first of these events was a panel discussion that explored how LGBT sports clubs and organisations provide a ground for empowering women through sport, and the subjects of homophobia and sexism in sport. Panelists Pascale Reinteau, co-president of the newly established foundation FIER and co-president of Paris 2018 Gay Games, co-president of Les Degommeuses football club Marine Rome, and Annette Wachter, co-president of EGLSF presented their organisations and the roles, activities, and participation of [...]
EGLSF is pleased to announce a strong future ahead for our annual European LGBTIQ multi-sport tournament. At the Annual General Assembly this year in Budapest, contracts were signed with Dusseldorf, Germany and with Copenhagen, Denmark for EuroGames 2020 and 2021 respectively, and the Assembly voted the bid for the 2022 EuroGames in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames - a high-quality sport event for the LGBTIQ sports community. This event promotes the following goals: fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference or orientation stimulate integration in sport and emancipation [...]
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.
The European Commission published the results of the 2018 Call for proposals "Exchanges and mobility in sport". We are extremely pleased to announce that EGLSF is one of the 7 successful recipients of the project funding with our proposal : "Development of LGBTQ sports clubs in Central and Eastern Europe". This call aims to contribute to the efforts of sport organisations by supporting the learning mobility of their staff. Exchanges of people, ideas and good practices can be beneficial for the individuals, for their organisations and for sport and society as a whole. Seven projects were selected for a total budget of EUR [...]