IGLYO is proud to announce a call for host organisation of the conference ‘Remember Our Needs, Too’. The event is kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 7 May 2020, 23:59 CET.
Across Europe, the simple degree of existence of any sexuality education at the school and high school level varies from zero to full government-endorsed attempts to comprehensive sexual health programmes. The sexual health disparities widely reported for LGBTQI youth, such as increased rates of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, the higher rates of unwanted pregnancies, etc, may be caused, in part, by the type of sex education LGBTQI youth receive (or don’t receive) in school.
What’s more, LGBTQI young people face particular challenges in the achievement of sexual health due to lack of support in the settings that traditionally promote positive youth development — schools, families, peers, and communities. This is why providing LGBTQI youth with accurate and useful information that is relevant to their sexual health and development is critical.
Specific objectives of the conference
IGLYO will organise a 5-day international conference to bring a contribution to the healthy development and wellbeing in terms of sexual health of adolescent and young LGBTQI people across Europe.
- Objective 1: the participants will work together to produce a collection of lesson plans/learning activities on sex, sexuality and relationships targeted at the needs of young and adolescent LGBTI people.
- Objective 2: the participants will get information and skills relevant to working with adolescents on sexuality, sexual health and relationships topics.
The conference will bring together young LGBTQI people, LGBTQI youth workers, with current or recent personal/professional experience in education (either formal or non-formal) on sex and relationships that is inclusive of and relevant to young and adolescent LGBTQI people.
The host organisation
To achieve all of this, IGLYO needs to work with a host organisation. The event is kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, but requires some additional co-funding mainly for accommodation, catering and venue hire.
Benefits of hosting this event
- The conference will be open to LGBTQI youth and student activists from across Europe, primarily from IGLYO Member Organisations. This will provide you, as the hosting organisation, a unique opportunity to raise your profile amongst other IGLYO members and partner organisations, and gain experience in delivering an inspirational and effective international conference event.
- The interest of your organisation in the topic of the conference will be an added bonus and if you have expertise in this area, you can nominate someone on the conference preparatory team, which will deal mostly with the content, facilitation and participant management of the conference.
- Hosting the conference is a big responsibility for any member organisation. The preparation and implementation of the event will require certain resources. IGLYO will bring the majority of the funding, but it will be necessary to find co-funding to help cover the costs. The process of searching for this funding must be included within your application.
- Be assured that IGLYO will cooperate closely with you to ensure that the event is a success. We will provide extensive support and you will never be on your own left to organise everything.
Host organisation’s profile
- Capacity to welcome 25 (20 participants and 5 preparatory team members) LGBTQI youth and student activists from across the Council of Europe (CoE) member states.
- Motivation to spend the time and effort necessary to organise this event (i.e. regular contact by e-mail, monthly online meetings, and one preparatory meeting held in the city of the conference)
- Ability and resources to seek local and/or national funding for the event.
- Ability to recruit, train and co-ordinate a group of volunteers to manage logistics during the event
- Experience hosting conferences/large meetings and an understanding of the planning required.
- Be able to work in English.
- Be a member organisation of IGLYO.
Host organisation details
- Organisation name:
- Organisation address:
Main contact details
Please provide the details of a contact person for all matters relating to the conference, in particular conference logistics.
- Full name:
- Mobile (if different from above):
- Position within the organisation:
- Briefly describe your motivation to host the conference. Include any previous or current work on international training, or on sex and relationship education for young LGBTQI people, if applicable. (250 words max.)
- Please provide a brief overview of the staff and/or volunteer resources available to assist with the planning and delivery of the conference. (250 words max.)
- Please give a brief overview of the organisation’s experience in hosting events (250 words max.)
- Please list all potential funding applications/grants/other sources of income you have identified to co-fund the conference, with estimated amounts for each. Host organisations are expected to raise between 5000 – 9000 euro, depending on the specific country costs (high costs versus low costs).
- Please feel free to provide any further information, if there is something you would like to add.
If you are interested in hosting this event, we would love to hear from you! Please send us an email with the following information, no later than 05 March 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer with additional information as well.