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 Minister of Interior at the Presidential Palace.
EGLSF is a member of ILGA Europe since 2013 and by being present at their Annual Conferene and General Meeting, EGLSF can work on (new) cooperations with other European and National organisation and put sport more on their agenda.
At previous conferences EGLSF held self-organised meetings. This year EGLSF was focusing on networking with possible partners for future European projects on inclusion, acceptance and diversity in sports. Next year’s conference will be in Warsaw Poland.