Whether your organisation is a grassroots group of volunteers or you are part of a national NGO, if you work with or for LGBTQI youth, you are welcome.
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Join the largest LGBTQI youth and student network in the world and shape the future of LGBTQI youth activism.
As a LGBTQI youth and student development organisation we work on:
1. Building the confidence, skills and experience of LGBTQI youth activists
2. Increasing the visibility and highlighting the diversity of LGBTQI youth identities ensuring their voices are heard by decision-makers
3. Making education safe and inclusive for all
4. Creating a powerful collective of LGBTQI youth activists and organisations across Europe
IGLYO has over 90 member organisations across the Council of Europe region. By joining our network you 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 specifically aims to provide young people with occasions to widen their perspective, connect with other activists, and foster a sense of international solidarity.
Capacity Building & Training
IGLYO’s team of trainers has extensive experience in creating and delivering training courses, designed specifically to support our members’ work. They range from practical skills such as financial management, campaigning, and facilitation, to more specialised topics including intersex awareness and norm-critical approaches. Members are always prioritised for these opportunities and participation costs (travel, accommodation and meals) are fully funded for most courses.
IGLYO also provides an ever-growing menu of online learning courses and opportunities. With a dedicated online learning platform, members can complete courses at their own pace and receive feedback from IGLYO’s trainers. 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 and meetings. 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.
We try to make participation at our events accessible to all, so we only ask for a small contribution to attend. However, all travel, food and accommodation is paid by IGLYO or reimbursed after the event.
Our members have also priority of participation in our projects, are informed about any potential opportunities, and are encouraged to use our communication channels to maximise their visibility.
Main events each year:
Annual Members Conference (AMC):
As the largest event for LGBTQI youth in Europe, IGLYO’s AMC provides three days of networking opportunities, peer learning and support, capacity building workshops, priority setting discussions for our movement, as well as giving you the chance to shape the future work of the network and elect the board.
An intensive skills-based training programme especially designed for LGBTQI youth at the start of their activist journey. It provides a perfect opportunity to build the skills of your members and volunteers and connect them with international peers.
IGLYO’s membership is open to organisations whose work is in line with IGLYO’s aims, are based in a Council of Europe country, and fit the following criteria:
Comprises mainly of LGBTQI youth, works with LGBTQI youth or issues, or has a specific department working for/with youth.
Has a minimum of five members.
Accepts IGLYO’s statutes, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations 1948) and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome 1953).
Is registered in a Council of Europe member state (exceptions apply on the need for official registration).
Does your organisation fulfil the criteria? Then, do not wait to join the IGLYO family. Exciting opportunities and a European network of LGBTQI youth activists are waiting for you.
IGLYO asks all members to contribute to the running costs of the network. The fee structure is based on the principle of solidarity reducing fees for those organisations with lower incomes and increasing them for those with higher incomes.
You should select a membership level according to the total income of your organisation in the previous year to joining IGLYO. All membership levels have access to the same benefits.
(Annual Income €0 – €500): €5
(Annual Income €501 – €2.000): €20
(Annual Income €2.001 – €5.000): €30
(Annual Income €5.001 – €10.000): €75
(Annual Income €10.001 – €50.000): €150
(Annual Income €50.001 – €100.000): €225
(Annual Income €100.001 – €300.000): €310
(Annual Income €300.001+): €425
2) Your application will be reviewed by the board at their next meeting (every quarter).
3) Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted shortly afterwards with a decision. If approved, you will be sent registration instructions and payment details for your membership fee.
4) Once your membership fee is processed, you will be welcome to enjoy all the benefits of your membership while waiting for ratification in the following Annual Members’ Conference.
5) Ratification is made by the General Assembly at the AMC. Your organisation is highly encouraged to send a delegate to the event.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation
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