Your organisation would like to become a member of our pan-European LGBTQ youth and student network? Great!
We would love to welcome you as a member organisation. Just follow these two steps:
Make sure your organisation fulfills formal criteria as laid down in the statutes and membership policy of IGLYO:
- The organisation should be a registered* in one of the Council of Europe member states, it can be either independent organisation or an integral part of another organisation;
- The organisation should comprise mainly of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer youth and/or students, or have a specific department working on LGBTQ youth and/or students issues which is led by young people and/or students;
- The organisation should have a minimum of ten members.
*In case the organisation’s country of residence makes it difficult or impossible for youth and students and/or LGBTQ organisations to register officially, the Board of IGLYO may grant membership at its discretion, provided that all the above criteria are fulfilled.
Fill out the membership form and send it to email@example.com.
Application to become member or a friend of IGLYO must:
- Be submitted via the standard membership form, signed by legal representative of organisation;• Indicate acceptance of IGLYO’s statutes and aims listed in Article 4; The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948); The European Convention on Human Rights (Rome, 1953); and The Declaration of the Rights of the Child (United Nations, 1989);
- Provide a description of organisation’s aims, regular activities and the composition of its membership, mentioning your specific focus on LGBTQ youth and/or student participation.
All membership admissions are ratified by the IGLYO General Assembly.
Become a friend of IGLYO
Any organisation relating to the IGLYO’s aims may apply to become a Friend of IGLYO. This is an option for organisations in countries that are outside of the Council of Europe, as well as non-memberships based organisations and others who do not want to become full members, as well as those who do not meet all of the membership criteria.
The application process is the same as applying for the membership.
If your organisation would like to become a Friend of IGLYO, fill out the membership form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of IGLYO are not subjected to the annual membership fee and don’t have voting rights in the General Assembly of members.
How can your organisation benefit from being a member of IGLYO?
You will have access to a variety of member benefits including:
The power of connecting
One of the most valuable benefits of membership is the opportunity to meet other LGBTQ people at activities organised by IGLYO throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to exchange ideas, build project initiatives or find peers in your field, IGLYO connections have proven invaluable for many of our members. IGLYO members have priority when applying for IGLYO conferences and events. They can also subscribe to the IGLYO members discussion groups, where you can exchange information with other LGBTQ youth organisations from all around Europe.
IGLYO members will receive any publications and print material that are developed through the course of the year. As a member, your organisation will have access to an online library relating to LGBTQ issues. This online database will help you find the information you need.
Lobbying and advocacy
As a Member of IGLYO, you will get to decide what issues we should prioritise in our lobbying and advocacy efforts, both at European institutions and with other platforms.
IGLYO is a full member of the European Youth Forum, through which it has directly access to policy making bodies in the Council of Europe and European Union institutions. IGLYO actively participates in Human Rights conferences regarding young people issues organised by bodies such as Council of Europe, Salto, Euromed, etc.
IGLYO is associated member of ESU (the National Unions of Students in Europe) and holds close contact with OBESSU (Organising Bureau for European Student Unions), in which it lobbies for the inclusion of LGBTQ issues in member organisation’s curricula.
IGLYO has regular contact with ILGA-Europe, with which it exchanges information and where possible lobbies together for common goals.
IGLYO has close contacts with the Intergroup of LGBTQ rights in the European Parliament.
Furthermore IGLYO has a network with numerous human rights organisations and political figures enabling IGLYO to actively distribute information, promote LGBTQ young people’s rights and exchange best practices.
Governance of the IGLYO network
Member organisations can take part in the General Assembly where IGLYO’s position on various policy topics are discussed and adopted. Members can propose and make changes to organisation’s core documents, such as statutes, internal regulations, work programme. Members can nominate candidates and elect the Executive Board, Financial Control Committee and Advisory Committee.
Members of IGLYO are also encouraged to contribute as much as possible to the IGLYO Network by taking these actions:
- Appoint a person responsible for international affairs in your organisation;
- Tell us about your organisation’s examples of good (and bad) practice, and especially of any experiences, information, or knowledge which would prove useful to other IGLYO member organisations;
- Provide news stories on developments in your country for publication in the IGLYO newsletter and on the web site;
- Support the development of IGLYO regional structures in your area;
- Consider hosting an IGLYO conference; offer to run workshops on subjects where your organisation has particular experience or skills;
- If you have a website, link it to www.iglyo.com.
To learn more about ways you can get involved, share news, best practices, please contacts us via email@example.com.
At IGLYO’s General Assembly in December 2012, members voted to change the membership fee for members of IGLYO from a fixed amount, to a scale system.
From 2013 onwards, membership fees are:
- 40 euros for organisations with an annual income of less than 10, 000 euros
- 80 euros for organisations with an annual income of between 10, 000 and 100, 000 euros
- 120 euros for organisations with an annual income of over 100, 000 euros.
If your group would like to become a member or is already a member but cannot afford this fee, please apply for a fee reduction or waiver by writing a motivated request and send it to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your organisation is a member of IGLYO network, please transfer your annual membership fee before October of the running year to.
Name of account holder: IGLYO
Name of the Bank: FORTIS
Bank Address: Chaussee de Louvain 84, B-1210 Brussels, Belgium
Account Number (IBAN): BE42 0015 7627 4854
BIC (SWIFT) Code: GEBABEBB
Please make sure the transfer document gives your organisation’s name, and states that the payment is in respect to membership of IGLYO. Please ask your bank to charge all costs of transfer to your account.
You can download our membership form here.
Mail the form at email@example.com and/or at:
Rue de la Charité 17
B-1210 Brussels, Belgium
Your form will be subject to board approval. Afterwards you’ll be contacted to proceed with fee payment. Should you have any questions about membership of IGLYO please contact the Membership Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.