International Conference on Gender Equality in Sport – EU Presidency Spain

On 14-15 November 2023 in Madrid, Spain, EGLSF co-president Sarah Townsend, as a member of the High Level Group on Gender Equality in Sport, attended the International Conference on Gender Equality in Sport hosted by the Spanish Presidency of the European Union. The full two-day programme opened with a panel discussion looking at the general context of gender equality and sport in Europe, setting the tone for the two-day meeting with a call for "We want more": more funding, more opportunities, more visibility. The following panels and interviews provided an [...]

2023-11-18T14:34:09+01:00Saturday, November 18th, 2023 @ 14:34|Categories: 2023, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Final iSport project conference in Thessaloniki, Greece

The final conference opened with a welcome and brief introduction by Stella Douka, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, followed by keynote presentations by Christina Evaggelinou, and Sarah Townsend, EGLSF co-president, on promoting sport for individuals with disabilities and gender equality, respectively. Andrej Pisl, from the EUSA Institute and iSport project manager, presented the ambitions of the project and the activities and results of the three years of work, and the final presentation, a case study on the iSport serious game, was offered by Lampros Karavidas of the Aristotle University [...]

2023-11-17T18:08:22+01:00Friday, November 17th, 2023 @ 18:08|Categories: 2023, News|Tags: |0 Comments

EU Project SGS presents the Research on the situation of women and LGBT+ individuals in European grassroots sports

The EU co-funded project “SGS – Sport for all Genders and Sexualities”, aiming to promote an inclusive sports culture for all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity in European grassroot sports, had reached another big milestone. A scientific research in the framework of the project with the main focus on providing insights into the situation of women and LGBT+ individuals in organized grassroots sports across Europe, which was conducted by German Sports University. Aim of the Research The primary goal of the research was to identify and understand the prevailing gender norms and stereotypes in [...]

2023-11-08T17:24:20+01:00Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 @ 17:24|Categories: 2023, News|Tags: |0 Comments

+PLUSS Capacity building on membership and advocacy

Under the project +PLUSS “LGBTQI+ Policy and Leadership in Sport and Society”, funded by the Erasmus+ sport program, a site visit for fellow LGBTQI+ sport club leaders has been hosted by Atlasz Sports Club in Budapest (Hungary) on October 27th-29th, 2023 in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and build a community of European leaders. 15 participants from #PLUSS partners and visiting club leaders had the chance to understand the ways of working, in particular related to growth/sustainability of the club and to advocating for LGBTQI+ rights in wider society. Partners organisations responsible for the 2 [...]

2023-11-03T11:31:46+01:00Friday, November 3rd, 2023 @ 11:29|Categories: 2023, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Including transgender and intersex people in sport. SGS international training in Seville

The SGS project (Sport for all genders and sexualities) reached one of its main milestones this week by bringing together from Sept 30 to October 3 in Seville trainers and experts from the UK, Austria, Italy and Spain to address one among the most discussed LGBTQIA+ topics of the moment: transgender, non-binary and intersex people’s participation in sport.  Participants thoroughly analysed the current scenario, from the new guidelines of the Olympic Committee to the WHO removing gender dysphoria from the list of mental illnesses. Although some international federations are currently banning transgender women from competing in [...]

2023-10-06T17:24:14+02:00Friday, October 6th, 2023 @ 17:24|Categories: 2023, News|Tags: |0 Comments