LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

1st Conference Mailing

Dear members and friends of ILGA-Europe:

It is my pleasure to inform you that the first official conference mailing for the 17th ILGA-Europe annual conference is now available below. As you know, the conference will take place in Zagreb from 24-26 October 2013.

The ILGA-Europe team is excited to inform you that we already have a fantastic group of keynote speakers lined up. This year’s conference will be addressed by Ivo Josipović (President of the Republic of Croatia), Stavros Lambrinidis (European Union Special Representative for Human Rights), Tamara Vonte (State Secretary of Slovenia) three members of national Parliaments: Tine Acketoft (Sweden), Esther Benbassa (France), Wanda Nowicka (Poland) and anthropologist Miguel Vale de Almeida. In addition we are awaiting confirmation of high-level representatives of the United States’ State Department and the European Commission.

This year’s conference promises to be a bit different from what you are used to. We will offer you better spaces to get to meet people with whom you may share interests or want to work together. We’re currently working hard to develop the workshop programme. Looking at recent developments in Europe relating to Family issue, but also looking at the current backlash in Russia, we will have a lot to talk about in Zagreb.

Is it your first time coming to the ILGA-Europe conference? Please have a look at the introduction video that will explain you what this big event is all about.

Let me also take this opportunity to remind you of two important upcoming deadlines:

    Tuesday 16 July 2012 – deadline for submitting scholarship applications and workshop proposals See pre-mailing.
    Monday, 9 September 2012 – deadline for registration. Register here!

The first mailing includes:

  •     Letter from Co-Chairs of Executive Board
  •     Welcome letter from our local hosts
  •     Candidates Form for the ILGA Board
  •     The endorsement for nominations for the ILGA Executive Board
  •     Endorsement of Nominations for ILGA-Europe Executive Board Form
  •     Nomination of Candidates for ILGA-Europe Executive Board Form
  •     Delegation and Proxy Form
  •     Guidelines for hosts organisations
  •     Guidance for ILGA-Europe Executive Board nominations
  •     Guidelines for Proposals and Resolutions

With best wishes,

On behalf of the ILGA-Europe Executive Board and team,

Evelyne Paradis
Executive Director