ILGA-Europe trainings and study sessions on capacity building
See descriptions and pictures from events ILGA-Europe has organised or co-organised.
At the end of August 2014, ILGA-Europe organised training on security issues in Istanbul for 12 LGBTI activists from human rights NGOs from Eastern European countries. The training was organised within the program “Dignity for All” on protecting LGBTI human rights defenders with support of the Heartland Alliance.
At the end of June 2014 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to Council of Europe (CoE) for 7 LGBTI activists coming from Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. The goal of the study visit was to give activists an opportunity to get acquainted with the structure of CoE, to familiarise them with different internal working instruments and to better understand procedures within this European institution. The study visit lasted three full days (23–25 June) and was planned in such a way that it coincided with the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of CoE session.
ILGA-Europe and IGLYO (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation) co-organised a seminar on the use on norm-critical approach in education in Stockholm from 4 to 6 April 2014.
On 28-29 April 2014, ILGA-Europe organised training on Financial Management and Administration in Budapest for 20 LGBTI activists from NGOs from all across the Europe.
Between the 6-7 December 2013, IGLYO and ILGA-Europe jointly facilitated a workshop on Education for 9 activists from 9 European countries. The workshop was the first of its kind for ILGA-Europe in our work on Education.
On 29 November – 1 December 2013, ILGA-Europe organised a training on Community and organisational development in Budapest for LGBTI activists from Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.
On 6-8 September 2013, ILGA-Europe organised a training on human rights violations documentation in Lisbon for LGBTI activists from Armenia, Georgia, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Portugal and Russia.
ILGA-Europe organised a training on strategic communications in Brussels on 28-30 June. The participants where LGBTI activists from Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Italy, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Lithuania, Serbia and Turkey.
At the end of June 2013 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to Council of Europe (CoE) for LGBT activists from Russia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Seven representatives from Coming Out, Russian LGBT Network, GenderDoc-M and Ukrainian LGBT Council took part in the study visit. The goal of the study visit was to give activists an opportunity to get acquainted with the structure of CoE, to familiarise them with different internal working instruments and better understand procedures within this European institution. The study visit lasted three full days (24–26 June) and was planned in such a way that it coincided with the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) of CoE session. This gave the activists a unique chance to be present at some important hearings of PACE and meet with different decision making figures.
On 27-29 May 2013, ILGA-Europe organised a EU study visit for 8 participant from Western Balkans and Turkey. Several meetings were on the programme with the European Commission Directorate General of Enlargement , European External Actions Service, Commissioner Fule’s cabinet, the DROI secretariat of the European Parliament, LGBT Intergroup of the European Parliament, rapporteurs for relevant countries, EQUINET and the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions. The activists will also participate at the European Commission’s consultations on Progress reports on the Western Balkans and Turkey.
On the 27-28 May, ILGA-Europe organised a meeting in Kyiv to debate strategies to tackle proposed law banning 'homosexual propaganda'.
On 9 February 2013, ILGA-Europe was invited to do a workshop session on advocacy at the Annual Meeting of the Youth Sexual Awareness for Europe (YSAFE) - the youth network of the IPPF European Network.
On 1-3 October 2012 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to Council of Europe institutions for 5 LGBT activists from Turkey.
On 14-16 September 2012, ILGA-Europe organised a strategic advocacy planning training for its members from different parts of Europe in Budapest.
On 14-16 June 2012 ILGA-Europe organised 3rd Solidarity and Networking Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey which hosted around 30 participants from Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta and Turkey. This year’s event included a 2 day interactive training on Advocacy and a one day session on Hate crimes –legal framework and documentation.