We're currently working on a comprehensive Membership Guide for new and current Members to know everything about the IGLYO Membership. While the Guide is being finalised, check all the info on the page below to know all about how to become a Member.
IGLYO counts over 100 Member Organisations across more than 40 countries in the Council of Europe region, as well as many worldwide partners and friends. By joining our network, all people active in your organisation (board, staff, volunteers, etc.) will benefit from an extensive number of opportunities to meet, share good practices, discuss common challenges, and identify partnership opportunities with like-minded organisations and activists.
IGLYO has extensive experience in creating and delivering international events and capacity-building workshops, designed specifically to support our Members’ work. Our in-person events gather young LGBTQI activists from across the Council of Europe Region and include sessions ranging from practical skills to more specialised topics that are the most relevant to LGBTQI youth.
Some events are open to Members only, and Members always have priority when applying for events open to everyone. What’s more is that participation costs (travel, accommodation and meals) are fully funded by IGLYO!
IGLYO provides an ever-growing library of online resources and learning opportunities on a variety of topics. We often get in touch with our Members to ask them to contribute to our research and publications. Throughout the year, we also deliver a series of webinars to allow our Members to learn about new topics, discuss ideas, and connect with other organisations.
IGLYO aims to ensure that the views and experiences of LGBTQI youth are well represented in European and international events, meetings and policies. We have developed strong links with many European and international institutions to advocate for LGBTQI and youth rights. We also aim to provide opportunities for our Members to engage directly with decision-makers.
By becoming a Member, you will be updated in real time on our policy and advocacy work and will also be invited to take part in our research and campaigns so as to help us advocate for European and local policies that are truly fit to your needs.
Your voice, our megaphone! By joining IGLYO, you will be referenced in our Members’ list and get a full page dedicated to your organisation on our website. You'll also have the possibility to submit your opportunities and resources for publication in our opportunity finder and digital resource library. For an extra boost of visibility, we'll take care of promoting them on our far-reaching online channels!
As required by our Statutes, the IGLYO Membership is open to organisations whose work is in line with IGLYO’s aims and who fit the following criteria :
If you don't match the criteria to become a Member, you’re more than welcome to become a Friend of IGLYO!
Every Member is meant to contribute to the running costs of the network through yearly Membership fees. As equity is one of our dearest values, the fee structure is based on the principle of solidarity: Lower fees for organisations with lower incomes, and higher fees for those with higher incomes. This structure was approved by our Members at the General Assembly 2014.
Organisations interested in becoming a Member should select a Membership level according to the total annual income of their organisation in the previous fiscal year. By total annual income, we mean the gross annual income of your organisation for the last full calendar year (public and private funding, grants, donations, sponsorships, registration and membership fees, etc.).
And of course, all Membership levels have access to the same benefits!
Before applying, make sure to carefully read all the information above on the page to ensure your organisation fits the eligibility criteria and that you know the ins and outs of the IGLYO Membership. Once ready, send us your application through the online application form.
Your application will be reviewed by the Board at their next online Board Meeting, every quarter, and you will be contacted shortly afterwards. If approved, you will be sent registration instructions and payment details to settle your membership fee.
Once your Membership fee is processed, you will be welcomed into the network and be able to enjoy all the benefits of your IGLYO Membership, while waiting for the ratification of your Membership at the next Annual Members’ Conference.
The final step will be for our Members' General Assembly to ratify your Membership at the next Annual Members' Conference. You'll be invited to send a delegate to introduce yourself there. After that, you'll officially be an IGLYO Member!
We're currently working on a comprehensive Membership Guide for new and current Members to know everything about the IGLYO Membership. While the Guide is being finalised, check all the info on the page above to know all about how to become a Member.
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Since our establishment in 1984, IGLYO has grown steadily with Member Organisations joining every year. Today, we count over 100 Member Organisations in almost every Council of Europe Member State — and you could be one of them!