Turin 2011

The 15th ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference will take place in Turin on 27-30 October 2011.

The theme of this year's conference is Human Rights and "Traditional Values": clash or dialogue?

This year’s Annual Conference is organised in cooperation with the Organising Committee of the 15th ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference in Turin.

The conference venue is NH Ambasciatori


This year's Annual Conference has the patronage of the Italian Senate (read the official letter here), Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament (read the official letter here), Minister for Equal Opportunities, the Municipality of Turin, the Province of Turin and Esperienza Italia 150º.


This year’s ILGA-Europe Annual Conference enjoys the support of the Municipality of Turin and Camera commercio andustria artigianato agricoltura di Torino.


Keynote speakers

We are proud to confirm the following keynote speakers...Download full biographies and read more about the speakers here:

Panel 1 - LGBTI Politics Panel Debate

  • Anna Grodzka, newly elected and the first openly trans Member of Polish Parliament, president of Trans-Fuzja, trans rights organisation in Poland
  • Robert Biedroń, newly elected and the first openly gay Member of Polish Parliament, president of Campaign Against Homophobia, leading Polish LGBT rights organisation
  • Robin Brand, deputy executive director at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute.

Panel 2 - Traditional Values and Human Rights Panel

  • Emma Bonino, Vice President and Member of the Italian Senate, formerly European Commissioner for Health & Consumer Protection and Member of the European Parliament.
  • George Tugushi, Georgian Ombudsman

Panel 3 - LGBTI History Panel

  • Jeffrey Dudgeon, won the landmark Dudgeon vs UK case at the European Court of Human Rights in 1981. The judgment led to decriminalisation of consenting same-sex sexual acts to Europe.
  • Joke Swiebel, former Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Labour Party and Chair of the EP Intergroup on LGBT Rights.
  • Angelo Pezzana, founder of the first Italian gay liberation movement “Fuori!”

Report of the Annual General Assembly at the Annual Conference 2011

Here you will find the minutes of the plenary sessions related to the formal parts of the Annual Conference 2011, the Annual General Assembly. The minutes are gathered and written by the ILGA-Europe Charing Pool. You can moreover find the revised Standing Orders of the ILGA-Europe Annual Conferences.

Declaration from the Annual Conference 2011

The 343 delegates of the Annual Conference 2011 adopted a declaration concerning Northern Cyprus.


In this section you can find pictures, videos and speeches from the three panels of the Annual Conference. You can also find information and presentations from the many workshops.

Delegate Pack

The Delegate Pack includes detailed information about workshops, provides overview of how ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference works and explains all necessary procedures, as well as information on the evening social programme and some useful practical tips on such things as taxi, local traditions etc.

All participants will get this in print upon the arrival in Turin, so please do not print it out!

Virtual material space for participants

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".

Also want to be green? Send your materials, links ect. to Nanna Moe, Communications Officer.

Media section for the Annual Conference 2011

Find all information to media regarding the Annual Conference 2011 in this section.

Practical information for participants

Find here downloads with practical information for participants of the Annual Conference 2011.

Promotion videos

Enjoy the promotion videos made by the local organising committee in Turin

Pre-Conference Mailings

Find all three mailings here that were sent to all members prior the Annual Conference 2011.

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