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EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

The women board members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) – Annette Wachter, Diana van den Born, Sarah Townsend – hosted a workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” session at the European Lesbian Conference (EL*C) held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017.

As the only sport representatives present, we had a good amount of time to present the current state of play with the EGLSF, the EuroGames, club membership, and open a discussion with the attendees on lesbian participation in sport at a grassroots level.

The EGLSF presented the work we do for our […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017 @ 15:08|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Projects, Sport|Comments Off on EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

Powerful VOICE European Workshop

Within the scope of the EU-funded VOICE project, a European Workshop was organised in Cologne, Germany, between September 25 and 29, 2017, bringing forward voices for truth and dignity from victims and survivors of sexual harassment, violence and abuse.

The EGLSF also plays and active role in the project.

The project Voices for truth and dignity – Combatting sexual violence in European sport through the voices of those affected (VOICE), aims at acknowledgement of sexual violence within sport and putting those affected by sexual harassment and abuse in sport at the centre of the project. Their accounts and experiences help sport organisations […]

Monday, November 6th, 2017 @ 11:37|Categories: 2017, News, Projects|0 Comments

European Networking Conference: Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events

European Networking Conference:
Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events.
Ljubljana 17.-18. November

We invite football clubs, supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this 2day conference in Ljubljana to discuss homophobia in football. The conference is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Queering Football.

The EGLSF will present a workshop on “Grassroots activism: Good practices, Initiatives, and Lessons to be Learned.” John Ryan and Sarah Townsend will present the workshop, along with past EGLSF co-president Lou Englefield.

No conference fees, register until 30 October!

Further Infos, programme and registration form on www.queeringfootball.org

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 @ 14:57|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Members, News, Projects|0 Comments

EGLSF launch first ever Euro Pride House for the UEFA Women’s Euro, Utrecht 2017

Sunday 16th July, saw the historic moment when the EGLSF organised the first ever Euro Pride House for a women’s European football championships. This project initiative is under the “Erasmus+ project, “Queering Football”. The event took place at the Bodytalk bar in Utrecht, the radiant and vibrant heart of the Netherlands. The evening was officially opened by Karin Blankenstein, founder of the John Blankenstein Foundation. Karin said “The time is now to celebrate women in sport, and especially women in football.” The evening also marked the launch of the “Human Rights and Mega Sports Events handbook, which addresses the human […]

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 @ 14:58|Categories: 2017, Football, Members, News, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF Attend ENGSO EU Seminar

In 2015, the EGLSF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO), the objective of which is to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations, and work together in activities and projects promoting grassroots sport in Europe, with a special focus on tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The EGLSF, invited by ENGSO to attend its General Assembly in Paris at the Comité National Olympique Sportif Français headquarters, took the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments of the EU Sports Policy, and ENGSO EU Work Priorities as well as participate in the EU Seminar […]

Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 16:42|Categories: 2017, Members, News|Comments Off on EGLSF Attend ENGSO EU Seminar