Michael (ftmichael) wrote in queerconference,

Germany: 2nd Transgender Council in Berlin

From pressforchange.

02-04 May 2008

Transgender Europe

The Steering Committee of Transgender Europe and the Transgender Network Berlin (TGNB) are most happy to announce that the Second Transgender Council: Make human rights work will take place from May 2nd – 4th in Berlin, Germany.

The only council, organised by and for Transgender people of all of Europe, strives to continue the success−story of the 1st Transgender council in Vienna 2005: More than 200 Transgender activists from all over Europe are invited to participate this year.

The program will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, get together, a party, an art exhibition and much more. One of the highlights will be the first presentation to a wider public of the findings of the study on the living situation of Trans* people in the European Union, which was conducted by ILGA, Press for Change and Transgender Europe in 2007.

Moreover there will be a debate about the aims and concept of TransGender Europe, the most comprehensive European-wide network of Trans* organisations and individuals, that was found only one year ago as a result of the first council in Vienna.

We will formulate our demands and scrutinise together with politicians of the European parliament the human rights situation of Trans* people.

A core piece of the council is the workshop block on capacity building, where that there will be plenty of opportunities to obtain skills for daily trans* activism, exchange best practices, start new and renew older contacts and networks.

Last but not least, the local Trans* scene and allies are eager to show its guests the fresh and exciting night life with a big party and an art exhibition.

For full details and booking form see the Council website.
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