LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Nicosia 2016

The Annual Conference 2016 kicked off in Nicosia from Wednesday 19 October to Saturday 22 October. 


The Annual Conference 2016 took take place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.

The conference started Wednesday 19 October in the evening with a welcome reception and finished Saturday 22 October with a farewell event in the evening.

This year, the theme of the Annual Conference was Power to the People - Celebrating 20 years of the strength within. Read more about the theme here.

The Annual Conference 2016 was hosted by ILGA-Europe member, Accept-LGBT.

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Find tweets, Facebook posts, videos and images from the  ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2016 right here:

Celebrating 20 years of the strength within

Read more about the theme of the Conference here

Read more about the programme and how it is put together here.

This year’s conference will see another great number of fantastic speakers. At this stage we are excited to present you already three confirmed keynote speakers:

Watch here: year in review-video, the opening session, the Queer-Ed Talk with Rikki Beadle-Blair, greetings from Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner and Tiina Astola, Director-General Justice and Consumers; and both panel discussions.

Check out a few selected images from the Annual Conference 2016.

Miguel Vale de Almeida's 2016 report gathers together some of his main reflections as conferen

ILGA-Europe offers scholarships for activists who would otherwise be unable to participate in the conference for financial reasons. 

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".

Read more about registration, travel and accommodation here.