IGLYO membership benefits

With over 95 members from across Europe, IGLYO offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities to its network.

Capacity building

IGLYO provides a wide range of learning opportunities to its members with a packed programme of international trainings, conferences and study sessions. Using non-formal education and peer learning, these events aim to build the confidence, skills and experience of participants to become leaders within their organisations, communities and the European LGBTQI movement.

The power of connecting

One of the most valuable benefits of membership is the opportunity to meet other LGBTQI organisations and activists at events 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 LGBTQI youth organisations from all around Europe.

Member resources

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 LGBTQI 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:

To learn more about ways you can get involved, share news, best practices, please contacts us.

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