European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

Upcoming training on Financial Management and Funds Administration

ILGA-Europe is organising a 3-day training on “Financial Management and Funds Administration: towards Sustainable Change”. The training is taking place on 2 - 4 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

This training is organised within the framework of ILGA-Europe’s capacity building strategic objective. We have identified the need to provide member organisations with further financial management knowledge and skills necessary to effectively operate an NGO. We have also identified member organisation’s need to extend their practical skills on how to properly administer financial resources in accordance with donors’ requirements.

The training aims to equip the participants with sufficient knowledge and skills on efficient financial management and its links with organisational development, overall project implementation, budgeting, fundraising and reporting. Through this training, the participants are expected to develop and further their skills in financial management that would contribute to ensuring their organisations’ sustainability. During the training, different tools of financial management, procedures and their practical use will be explored linking them to overall goals and objectives of the organisations. Participants will also be encouraged to share their experiences. The training will be led by ILGA-Europe staff.

The training will bring together total 18 participants from ILGA-Europe member organisations and other LGBTI organisations working in the European region. The participants are expected to actively follow-up on the training by applying the obtained knowledge and skills in their countries and in their organisations.

Profile of the participants

Participants must be:

  • Representing an organisation based in the Council of Europe member countries (plus Belarus and Kosovo). List of countries can be found here
  • Holders of a position or responsibility in the field of financial management and project administration (e.g. executive director, projects manager, financial manager, accountant)
  • Supported in their application by their organisation
  • Committed to follow-up on the training by implementing obtained knowledge and skills in the organisational work
  • Able to communicate effectively in English
  • Able to participate for the full duration of the training session.

Priority will be given to the applicants who did not benefit from the similar training organised by ILGA-Europe in 2014 and 2015. 

Due to capacity and funding limitations NO applications outside Europe will be accepted.

Date and Place of the Training

Date: 2 – 4 June 2016

Place: Brussels, Belgium

Arrival: 1 June (afternoon)

Departure: 4 June late afternoon or 5 June (morning)

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed by ILGA-Europe following full attendance of the training. Upon selection, participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements by the cheapest mode of transport available (economy class airfare or 2nd class train). Should your costs exceed €300, confirmation should be sought from ILGA-Europe prior to the booking/purchase of the ticket.

Local travel (buses, trains etc.) will be covered through a per diem allowance provided at the training.

Meals and accommodation

ILGA-Europe will cover the accommodation and meals from the evening of 1 June to dinner on 4 June. Any other costs related to meals and accommodation outside of these times will have to be covered by the participant unless previously agreed by ILGA-Europe.

Application process

Please download the application form here. 

The deadline for submitting your on-line application is 1 April 18:00 CET.

For further questions please contact Boris Balanetkii-Schlütter, Programmes & Policy Officer