ILGA-Europe trainings and study sessions on capacity building
See descriptions and pictures from events ILGA-Europe has organised or co-organised.
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.
On 23-25 May 2012 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to EU institutions for 9 LGBT activists from Western Balkans and Turkey.
On 27 and 28 March, ILGA-Europe conducted a training session on Human Rights Violations Documentation and Advocacy with Step Up project’s partner organisation in Bosnia & Herzegovina - Sarajevo Open Centre.
On 23 and 24 March ILGA-Europe supported the team of Alliance Against LGBT Discrimination (Aleanca)-LGBT organisation based in Tirana, Albania- to devise their 3 year organisational Strategic Plan. Aleanca is a member of ILGA-Europe and partner in Step Up project.
Training on Monitoring implementation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers Recommendation on LGBT rights, Brussels, February 2012
On the 3-6 February 2012, ILGA-Europe hosted a four-day training on Monitoring implementation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers Recommendation on LGBT rights in Brussels for 20 participants from 18 countries.
On 2-6 October ILGA-Europe organsied a study visit for 10 activists from the Western Balkans and Russia to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and to Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) - the leading LGBT organisation in Poland. The study visit was organised within the framework Step Up! project and Russian EIDHR project.
EU study visit and Strategic Litigation Training for LGBT human rights defenders from the Western Balkans and Turkey, 10-14 May, 2011
On 10-14 May, 2011 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to EU institutions and a training on Strategic Litigations for 9 LGBT human rights defenders from the Western Balkans and Turkey.
Read more and find pictures of the study visit and the training here