[4th European Transgender Council 2012] Announcement

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Dear friends,

As a new season is upon us we are looking forward to the 4th European Transgender Council “Trans Rights Now! Realizing Recognition, Respect and Equality” being hosted in Dublin, Ireland. We will welcome trans activists from all parts of Europe as delegates and speakers to Dublin City University (DCU) from 6 – 9 September 2012.

In this notification you will find important practical information about Council registration, scholarships, workshop applications and the TGEU General Assembly. Please take special note of deadlines.

We encourage you to frequently check the TGEU website for news and updates: www.tgeu.org/council2012.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon and wish you a trans*fabulous year!


The Steering Committee of TGEU and

The Local Organizing Team of Transgender Equality Ireland  – TENI


Theme & Program

We are pleased to announce that the theme of the 4th European Transgender Council is Trans Rights Now! Realizing Recognition, Respect and Equality. We will be welcoming trans & human rights activists, policy and decision makers to debate, exchange views, discuss ideas on how to move forward in realizing human rights for trans people.

The preliminary program is available here www.tgeu.org/council2012_program. This will be regularly updated so please check back!


Registration for the Council will be open from May 15th:


This year we are offering a special early bird fee of €75 to everyone who registers before June 15th!  After that date you may take advantage of the regular fee of €100 until August 15th. In the weeks leading up to the Council the last minute fee is €125.  We are also offering day passes at full and reduced rates.

For the first time ever we are thrilled to offer exciting Package Deals to ensure your Council experience is smooth and affordable. These Package Deals include accommodation on campus at Dublin City University for either 2 or 3 nights depending on your length of stay. All Package Deals also include the Council Welcome Package, breakfast & lunch for all days and free entry into evening events. For more information and costs: www.tgeu.org/council2012_accommodation

Delegates are free to make their own (private) lodging arrangements. However, we strongly recommend taking advantage of the Package Deals as it will be difficult to find better rates in the city.

We encourage you to clearly state dietary requirements, (dis)ability accommodations or other necessary information on the registration form.

Your registration is complete once you have paid by credit card, cheque or International money order. We regret that we cannot offer a PayPal option at the moment.

For further information: David Doyle david.m.doyle@dcu.ie


We are pleased to announce that we have secured additional funding for a limited number of full scholarships to attend the Council. These will mainly be awarded to trans activists from non-Western countries to support them to attend the Council. Please check our website for more information and to see if you qualify for a full scholarship.

We are also offering a limited number of partial scholarships to support individuals who would be unable to attend without financial support.

You can find more information on full and partial scholarships here:

>>>>http://www.tgeu.org/council2012_scholarship <<<

All applications must be submitted by May 20th (Noon CET).

For further information: Scholarships@tgeu.org


Some delegates will require a Visa to travel to Ireland. If you are unsure about whether you need a visa please check here: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/coming_to_live_in_ireland/visa_requirements_for_entering_ireland.html

If you require a Visa we advise that you to register as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that it is your responsibility to obtain a visa. You will receive a letter of invitation to the Council only when your registration and payment have been processed.

If you are applying to attend the Council on scholarship please clearly indicate that you require a visa on the scholarship form.

For further information: council@tgeu.org

Workshop Applications

The Council‘s workshop programme provides an excellent opportunity for capacity building, skills development and collaborative learning. Workshop submissions are now open. For more information:


All workshop applications must be submitted online by May 31st (Noon CET).

For further information: Kemal kemal@tgeu.org.

General Assembly

TGEU will host its General Assembly on the afternoon of Saturday Sept 7th. The meeting is open to everyone to attend. However, only those individuals who are full TGEU members are eligible to vote on the new Steering Committee and Executive Board and decisions pertaining TGEU. For more information on the General Assembly: www.tgeu.org/council2012_TGEU_General_Assembly

All TGEU Members will receive an invitation by email to the General Assembly. If you do not receive an invitation you are either not a member or your current email contact is not in our database. If are not sure whether you are a member or whether we have your correct address please contact: secretary@tgeu.org.

If you are not sure whether you / your organization have paid your membership fees, please contact: treasurer@tgeu.org.

Information and application forms for individual and organizational membership are available at www.tgeu.org/membership.

Call for Candidates for Steering Committee and Executive Board

A call for nominations for individuals to stand for office for 2012 – 2014 will be published on May 15th. Nominations can be submitted until August 17th.

For further information: co-chair@tgeu.org

Contact to the Council

For further information regarding the Council please write to council@tgeu.org after having checked the council’s website at www.tgeu.org/council2012.

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