PCM3: Board and Secretariat meeting in Barcelona

IGLYO board and secretariat meeting took place from 27-30 July in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting focused on planning the Annual Members’ Conference 2017, happening at the end of September on Croatia. Board members had an opportunity to have an exchange of views with the Secretariat.   IGLYO also welcomed its newest member, Cátia Figueiredo, as a board member. Cátia is […]

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Activist Academy 2017 brought the LGTBQI+ community together

Last week ( 17-21 July 2017), IGLYO held its first ever Activist Academy in Berlin, Germany, at which activists, workshop experts, mentors and partners showcased what being an activist in the LGTBQI+ community is all about. The five-day intensive skills-based training programme was meant for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in […]

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A Pride in Istanbul!

Hakan is an activist in KAOS GL and started as a volunteer in 2013 before he became the organisation’s  Fundraiser and Project Coordinator. Hakan is also a board member of IGLYO. He attended the banned pride march in Istanbul on the  25th of june 2017. Below he shared his personal experiences: When I got out […]

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The host for the IDAHOT Forum 2018 is Portugal!

On the 21st of May, Brussels decorated its rainbow flags and held the 5th edition of IDAHOT Forum. The conference brought together ministers, policy makers, experts, academics, and civil society actors to represent the Forum, where they met, exchanged experiences and came out in support of a strong European policy for LGBTI persons. This year’s […]

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The first edition of the Activist Academy: believe in change!

IGLYO is really excited to announce the first edition of the Activist Academy – a five-day intensive skills-based training programme happening in Berlin this summer. It’s organised by IGLYO for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex rights. The programme will involve a menu of […]

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Online consultation and webinar on trans and HIV issues

Is your organisation interested in working around HIV and transgender issues?  We would like to invite you to an online consultation and Webinar on Thursday, 9 March, at 6 pm CET. We will discuss existing relevant research, trends, possible funding opportunities and share some of your challenges and experience working with transgender people and HIV. […]

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IGLYO conference on ethnic identities – Call for Participants

IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate at the conference Bring Everyone In. The conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 5 to 9 September 2016 (travel days on 4 and 10 September), in partnership with IGLYO’s Member Organisation COC Netherlands. The conference has been kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation […]

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Study Session Down & Out, Budapest – First Days and First Impressions

Our participants in IGLYO’s study session “DOWN & OUT: Social Exclusion of LGBTQ Young People and Homelessness” are now gathered at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, exploring the topic of social inclusion and the intersection of LGBTQ identities and socioeconomic status. The study session started on the 26th October and will end on the 31st. These first […]

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Annual Members’ Conference: Register Now

For 2015, IGLYO’s General Assembly has developed into an amazing Annual Member’s Conference with many exciting new additions.

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Positive Steps Beyond (Norm) Criticism Conference – Day 2 Report

In the second day of “Positive Steps Beyond Norms Criticism” conference, the floor was opened up with some moments of reflections shared among the participants of each home group on the activities of the day before. The home group represents a moment outside the plenary session, which provides participants with a safe and more private […]

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Positive Steps Beyond (Norm) Criticism Conference Day 1 Report

Reporter: Sonya Chumburidze   First day is always interesting yet intense, due to the fact that participants get to know each other and their work in a local context.  We started by introductions and allocations in our home groups and understanding the purpose of them and meeting the leaders of the group. We proceeded to […]

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IDAHOT 2015: IGLYO launches resources for school stakeholders to foster inclusive educational environments

IDAHOT 2015: IGLYO launches resources for school stakeholders to foster inclusive educational environments With a focus on youth during this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, IGLYO is proud to launch two resources to support students, activists, teachers and other school stakeholders. The resources are aimed at supporting and promoting the creation of […]

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Capacity Building Seminar on LGBTQ activism and Intersex

Call for Applications ILGA-Europe & IGLYO Capacity Building Seminar on LGBTQ activism and Intersex Deadline for applications: 1 June 2015 IGLYO and ILGA-Europe are happy to invite you to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTQ activism and intersex. The seminar will increase your knowledge and skills to address human rights violations faced by […]

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Stakeholder Learning Network Meeting on Norm Criticism – equality

IGLYO is extending an invitation to participate in a learning meeting targeted at organisations and networks that work in the field of equality. The meeting is kindly supported by The European Commission Directorate-General Justice. IGLYO is an international membership-based umbrella organisation that aims to empower and enable its members to ensure representation of LGBTQ youth […]

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Stakeholder Learning Network Meeting on Norm Criticism – youth

IGLYO is extending an invitation to a learning meeting targeted at organisations and networks that work in the field of youth and education. The meeting is kindly supported by The European Commission Directorate-General Justice. IGLYO is an international membership-based umbrella organisation that aims to empower and enable its members to ensure representation of LGBTQ youth […]

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"Positive Steps Beyond Criticism" – A Conference on Norm Criticism

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!!!!! As Stockholm is hosting the AISCS Marathon with over 20.000 participants on 30 May, the conference will be moved one day earlier. The conference will take place from 25 May to 30 May, inclusive of travel. IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate at the conference Positive Steps Beyond […]

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Capacity Building Seminar on Organisational Development – Call for Applications

Call for participants Capacity building seminar on Organizational Development !!! Deadline for applications: 9 March 2015. IGLYO is happy to invite you to participate in a capacity building seminar with the goal to assist your organization to develop. This call is particularly aimed at member organisations who have been running for three years or less […]

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Norm-Criticism Conference: Call for Host Organisation

CONFERENCE TITLE: Norm-criticism: Positive steps beyond criticism PREPARATORY MEETINGS: March 2015 (4 days, including arrivals/departures) & May 2015 (2 days, prior to conference) CONFERENCE: May 2015 (6 days total, including arrivals/departures) PARTICIPANTS: 40 FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: €8,000 – €10,000 (co-funding) Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET, 13 February 2015 INTRODUCTION IGLYO is calling for a partner organisation […]

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Norm-Criticism Conference: Call for Prep Team Members

CONFERENCE TITLE: Norm-criticism: Positive steps beyond criticism LOCATION: To be confirmed PREPARATORY MEETINGS: Mid to late March 2015 (4 days, including arrivals/departures) & May 2015 (2 days, prior to conference) CONFERENCE: May 2015 (6 days total, including arrival/departure) Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET, 13 February 2015  INTRODUCTION IGLYO is proud to announce a call for […]

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IGLYO Holds Roundtable on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

On 27th June in Strasbourg, France, IGLYO held the fourth roundtable in its 2014 Series on Intersectionality. Representatives from the SABAAH (Denmark), PINK Embassy (Albania), La Station (France), Roma Action Plan (Council of Europe), Youth of European Nationalities (Germany), the Mag (France), la Refuge (France), Rainbow Association (Serbia) as well as two independent activists met […]

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IGLYO Holds Roundtable on Disability

On 19 June 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, IGLYO held the third in its Roundtable Series on Intersectionality, focusing on disability. The event brought together representatives of the European Disability Forum (Brussels, Belgium), the European Network for Independent Living, ILGA-Europe (Brussels, Belgium), Tandem (Athens, Greece), the European Parliament LGBT Intergroup, and independent disability and LGBTQ activists. […]

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Crossing Paths Intersectionality Conference Day 4

  From beginning to end an IGLYO conference always has a ‘jam-packed’ and intense agenda. For many participants tiredness just becomes part of their identity. However when speaking to most participants they say “Yes! We’re all really tired but I feel that the learning we have achieved this week and the connections and discussions around […]

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Crossing Paths Intersectionality Conference Day 3

  Today at the ‘Crossing Paths’ conference we held morning and afternoon workshops on ‘Gender’ and ‘(Dis)abilities’. The ‘Gender’ workshop explored  ideas of gender and how the gender binary has affected those within the session. Intersectionality was explored in the dissection of multiple identities at the intersections of race, gender, (dis)abilities and sexuality. Following from […]

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Crossing Paths Intersectionality Conference Day 2

On the second day of IGLYO’s Crossing Paths conference, participants were divided into two groups after the initial morning gathering and energiser. Each group attended expert sessions on race and ethnicity, and socio-economic status. The race and ethnicity session was facilitated by Peter of SABAAH, Denmark. It included a presentation and activities which challenged the […]

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Crossing Paths Intersectionality Conference Day 1

  Day one was action-packed from the start. While all of the topics were worth listening to and participating in, I found that today provided the context for the next few days of the conference. Daily activities included a welcoming to the working space, exploring individual identities, discussing definitions (racial and ethnic identies), a brief […]

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Youth Recommendations on Sexuality Education

IGLYO is proud to promote the Youth Recommendations on Comprehensive Sexuality Education. The document is a result of a conference on sexuality education organised by Le Planning Familial in Strasbourg, France on 16 May 2014, where IGLYO was invited to speak. The document was co-authored by Le Planning Familial and several European youth associations, including […]

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IGLYO Holds roundtable on gender

On 16 June 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, IGLYO held the second in its Roundtable Series on Intersectionality. Representatives from Queer Strike at Crossroads Women’s Centre (London, England), the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (Brussels, Belgium), Amnesty International- EU (Brussels, Belgium), We For Civil Equality (Yerevan, Armenia), and ACCEPT Association (Bucharest, Romania) met […]

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IGLYO marks IDAHOT 2014

Today, Saturday 17th May, 2014 is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). On this day, IGLYO joins with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) activists across the globe in standing against discrimination and advocating for a world where we, young people in all our diversity, are able to express and define our own […]

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IDAHOT Seminar on Transphobic and Homophobic hate speech live stream

Follow the live stream from the IDAHOT seminar “Young People’s responses to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Speech” taking place at European Youth Center in Budapest. The seminar takes place from the 15th to the 17th and will happen in the framework of the No Hate Speech Movement, as it is organising an European Action Day […]

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Results of IGLYO’s Extraordinary General Assembly 2014

The Extraordinary General Assembly of IGLYO (The International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation) closed on Friday 2nd May 2014.   IGLYO’s Executive Board made the first call for the EGA in February, as mandated by the General Assembly held in Copenhagen in October 2013. The GA requested that the Executive Board further develop work on […]

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