LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Media accreditation opens for ILGA-Europe’s 16th Annual Conference in Dublin

On 18-21 October 2012, ILGA-Europe holds its 16th Annual Conference in Dublin. The theme of the conference is “Advancing LGBTI equality in challenging economic times.”

About the Conference:

The purpose of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference is two-fold:

Firstly, this is a unique opportunity for LGBTI activists from across Europe to get together and discuss common problems and challenges, share experiences and best practices on tackling discrimination and advancing equality and human rights for LGBTI people, as well as celebrating achievements and sketching future projects, strategies and tactics. 235 delegates from 41countires will attend the Conference.

Secondly, this is also ILGA-Europe’s Annual General Meeting when ILGA European members approve the activity and financial reports from ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board for the past year, elect the new board members and discuss other organisational issues.

Confirmed key note speakers are:


  • Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Ilze Viņķele, Latvian Minister for Welfare
  • Mary Lawlor, Executive Director of Front Line Defenders


Our Annual Conference has received a message of support from Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

The conference theme will be explored in over 30 different workshops and self-organised spaces.

Information for the media:

To obtain media pass, please register here.

Our press conference will take place on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, at 11:00 in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Programme of the Annual Conference.

More information about the Annual Conference is available on our website.

This conference is organised in partnership with Dublin organising committee

ILGA-Europe Conference 2012 which consists of Irish national and regional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisations including GLEN, BelongTo, TENI, LinC, The Cork Gay Project, Dundalk Outcomers, Marriagequality, Outhouse, LGBT diversity, The NLGF and Dublin Pride.