LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Athens 2015

This year’s Annual Conference takes place in Athens between 28 and 31 October 2015 under the theme Many voices, One movement - Together, mobilised for a just society.


This year’s conference will see another great number of fantastic speakers. Find them all here.

At this stage we are excited to present you the confirmed keynote speakers:

Elke Ferner

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

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Yiorgos Kaminis

Mayor of Athens

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Gráinne Healy - Queer-ED talk

Co-Director of Yes Equality and Chairwoman of Marriage Equality Ireland 

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Randy W. Berry

U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

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The Annual Conference 2015 is hosted by ILGA-Europe member OLKE, in collaboration with: SYD, Trans Gender Association, Queer Trans, Rainbow Families, Athens Pride, Thessaloniki Pride, Praksis, Positive Voice, Homophobia and transphobia in education, Volunteers of 2004 Athens Olympic Games and LGBT PwD of Greece.

For any questions relating to the conference - please send us an email

Read more about the theme of the Annual Conference in Athens.

Find here practical information - essential for you as a participant.

Find here bios of speakers at the Annual Conference 2015.

Find information about the ILGA-Europe Diversity Award here

In this section we are inviting participants to share their materials in virtual formal, so others can download them - and make the conference more "greener".

Watch here: year in review-video, the opening session (coming up!), the Queer-Ed Talk with Gráinne Healy, greetings from Council of Europe General Secretary Thorbjørn Jagland, and EU Commissioner Věra Jourová; and both panel discussions (coming up!).

Sensing threats and opportunities, building alliances and what we mean when we talk about diversity - just some of the topics contained in 

Find workshop presentations and hand-outs in this section.

Photos from the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference, 28-31 October 2015, Athens

Find here tweets, Facebook posts, videos and images from this year's ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2015.

The Athens Organising Committee is organising a number of activities for the Annual Conference 2015 participants.

Find all the mailings here that were sent to all members prior the Annual Conference 2015 with essential information about registration, how to submit proposals and other information.