Vienna 2008

In 2008 our annual conference took place in Vienna on 30 October - 2 November.

The theme of this year's conference is " Think globally, act locally" and reflects the work of ILGA-Europe and its members on advocating for international human rights standards and practices and their implementation at the local level. We hope that conference’s experienced panel speakers will not only outline current achievements, but also inspire a vision for the future of LGBT Europe.

ILGA-Europe is pleased to announce that we have already received a confirmation from Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, who will take part in one of the conference’s panel discussions.

HOSI Wien, the Austrian host organisation has already secured a high profile patronage of the conference - Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, has agreed to be honorary patron of the conference.

The following personalities have already agreed to be part of the conference’s “honorary committee”:

  • Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council (Parliament) of Austria
  • Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, Third President of the National Council (Parliament) of Austria
  • Alfred Gusenbauer, Federal Chancellor of Austria
  • Ursula Plassnik, Foreign Minister of Austria
  • Maria Berger, Federal Minister of Justice
  • Heidrun Silhavy, Federal Minister for Women, Media and Regional Policy
  • Doris Bures, Member of the Federal Parliament
  • Michael Häupl, Mayor and Governor of Vienna (at the moment also President of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, CEMR)

News & Reports from ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference - Vienna, 30 October - 2 November

Here you will find news, presentations and other materials related to the 12th ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference which took place on 30 October - 2 November in Vienna.


How to get to the conference venue

Here you will find useful practical information for your arrival to Vienna and the conference venue prapared by HOSI Wien.

Provisional Conference Programme (15.10.2008)

This is a Provisional Conference Programme and it is a subject to further changes and amendments. The final Conference Programme will be available upon your arrival in your delegate pack.


ILGA-Europe opens media accreditation for its Annual Conference

On 30 October – 2 November 2008, ILGA-Europe holds its 12th Annual Conference (30th ILGA European Annual Conference) in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The title of this conference is “Think globally, act locally”.

3rd mailing

This section contains all the documents included in the 3rd conference mailing.


2nd mailing

This section contains all the documents included in the 2nd conference mailing.

1st mailing

This section contains all the documents included in the 1st conference mailing.

Election Preparation Committee

Following the proposal passed at 2007 ILGA-Europe Conference in Vilnius a new body was established within ILGA-Europe - the Election Preparation Committee.


Conference venue & accommodation

The Conference will take place at Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf at Mariahilfer Gürtel 22-24, Vienna 1060. Most of accommodation for the Conference participants will be provided in the same hotel.

Visitors information to Vienna

This year's ILGA-Europe annual conference is supported by Vienna Tourist Board.

More information for LGBT travellers to Viena - " Vienna for Gays and Lesbians".

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