April 23, 2013

Call for preparatory team members – study session "Equality in Action"


We are pleased to open the call to join the preparatory team for the upcoming IGLYO and TGEU (Transgender Europe)  study session  “Equality in Action: mobilizing LGBTQ youth around the Council of Europe recommendations on combating discrimination on the grounds of SOGI”, which will take place in the European Youth Center in Strasbourg (France) during 22nd – 28th September 2013. The event has been kindly supported by the European Youth Center Strasbourg (EYCS) of the Council of Europe.

[Deadline for applications 20th May 2013, midnight CET]

In March 2010, the 47 member states of the Council of Europe agreed to take a broad range of measures to combat sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. These measures are set out in a Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendations (CM/Rec(2010)5), which is the world’s first comprehensive intergovernmental agreement on the rights of LGBT people. The study session will be centered around the recommendations and will pursue the following objectives:

We have have opened this call for preparatory team members to help plan, organize and facilitate this study session. The preparatory team will consist of two people from the IGLYO Board and Secretariat, one person from TGEU, and two people recruited via this call. The preparatory team will be supported by the educational advisor of the EYCS.

The preparatory team will have  the following responsibilities:

The ideal candidates should:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of geographical balance, gender balance, and a good reflection of the LGBTQ diversity. All related expenses (travel, accommodation and subsistence) will be covered.

Interested candidates can apply by sending their 1) CV/resume and 2) a motivation letter to the studysession@iglyo.com, presenting yourself, your previous experience on the issue and/or in IGLYO events and your availability for the preparatory meeting.

Please, describe in your motivation letter (up to 500 words):

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us at studysession@iglyo.com

Successful candidates will be notified by May 25th, 2013.

The deadline for sending CVs/resumes with the motivation letters is May 20th, 2013 (midnight CET).

Please, note that applications received after the set deadline will not be considered.

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