Become a Member
of IGLYO

Whether your organisation is a grassroots group of volunteers or national NGO, you are welcome to join the world's largest LGBTQI youth network!
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Publication
IGLYO Membership Guide

IGLYO Membership Guide [Coming soon!]

We're currently working on a comprehensive Membership Guide for new and current Members to know everything about the IGLYO Membership. While the Guide is being finalised, check all the info on the page below to know all about how to become a Member.

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Why  become an
IGLYO member?

Picture of IGLYO staff and Board Members taking a selfie at the Annual Members' Conference Helsinki 2019.Group picture of the participants of the IGLYO Design Thinking Skills Workshop Brussels 2022.

Grow your international network

IGLYO counts over 100 Member Organisations across more than 40 countries in the Council of Europe region, as well as many worldwide partners and friends. By joining our network, all people active in your organisation (board, staff, volunteers, etc.) will benefit from an extensive number of opportunities to meet, share good practices, discuss common challenges, and identify partnership opportunities with like-minded organisations and activists.

Take part in on-site events and training, all expenses paid

IGLYO has extensive experience in creating and delivering international events and capacity-building workshops, designed specifically to support our Members’ work. Our in-person events gather young LGBTQI activists from across the Council of Europe Region and include sessions ranging from practical skills to more specialised topics that are the most relevant to LGBTQI youth.

Some events are open to Members only, and Members always have priority when applying for events open to everyone. What’s more is that participation costs (travel, accommodation and meals) are fully funded by IGLYO!

Learn new skills from the comfort of your home

IGLYO provides an ever-growing library of online resources and learning opportunities on a variety of topics. We often get in touch with our Members to ask them to contribute to our research and publications. Throughout the year, we also deliver a series of webinars to allow our Members to learn about new topics, discuss ideas, and connect with other organisations.

Engage in meaningful advocacy actions

IGLYO aims to ensure that the views and experiences of LGBTQI youth are well represented in European and international events, meetings and policies. We have developed strong links with many European and international institutions to advocate for LGBTQI and youth rights. We also aim to provide opportunities for our Members to engage directly with decision-makers.

By becoming a Member, you will be updated in real time on our policy and advocacy work and will also be invited to take part in our research and campaigns so as to help us advocate for European and local policies that are truly fit to your needs.

Increase your visibility on the international scale

Your voice, our megaphone! By joining IGLYO, you will be referenced in our Members’ list and get a full page dedicated to your organisation on our website. You'll also have the possibility to submit your opportunities and resources for publication in our opportunity finder and digital resource library. For an extra boost of visibility, we'll take care of promoting them on our far-reaching online channels!

Ready to join?
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Annual activities for our Members

IGLYO Annual Members Conference (AMC)

As the LGBTQI youth gathering in Europe, IGLYO’s AMC provides three days of networking opportunities, peer learning and support, capacity building workshops, as well as giving them the chance to shape the future work of the network and elect the Board. Check out the latest one here.

Themed International Conference

Our yearly themed conferences gather groups of 25-30 selected young LGBTQI activists from across the Council of Europe Region for a 5-day programme on crucial topics for LGBTQI youth. Check out the latest one here.

In-Person & Online
Activist Academy

The Activist Academy is our flagship training programme. Every year, we hold both an in-person and an online edition. Over 1 or 2 weeks, participants team up to take part in various expert-led workshops. They then attempt 2 challenges to apply the skills they learned, while receiving feedback from Mentors and Judges. Check out the latest one here.

Online & On-Site Workshops, 
IGLYO Grants, & more!

Throughout the year, we organise on-site and online workshops to boost our Members' skills on topics that fit their needs. We also lead the IGLYO Grants Programme every year, through which we provide a defined number of €10k grants for projects implemented by selected Members.
Want to take part in these activities?
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Who is eligible to become a Member?

As required by our Statutes, the IGLYO Membership is open to organisations whose work is in line with IGLYO’s aims and who fit the following criteria :

  • Be registered in one of the 46 Council of Europe Member States (see full list), or in Russia, Belarus or Kosovo;
  • Represent and or support LGBTQI youth and/or students;
  • Comprise mainly of LGBTQI youth, work with LGBTQI youth or issues, or have a specific department working with youth;
  • Have a minimum of five members (i.e. board, staff, volunteers);
  • Accept IGLYO’s statutes, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations 1948) and the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome 1953).
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Want to join IGLYO but don’t fit the criteria?

If you don't match the criteria to become a Member, you’re more than welcome to become a Friend of IGLYO!

Discover the IGLYO Friendship
Picture of a participant signing a sheet at the registration desk of the IGLYO AMC Brussels 2022.

Adaptable Membership fees for everyone

Every Member is meant to contribute to the running costs of the network through yearly Membership fees. As equity is one of our dearest values, the fee structure is based on the principle of solidarity: Lower fees for organisations with lower incomes, and higher fees for those with higher incomes. This structure was approved by our Members at the General Assembly 2014.

Organisations interested in becoming a Member should select a Membership level according to the total annual income of their organisation in the previous fiscal year. By total annual income, we mean the gross annual income of your organisation for the last full calendar year (public and private funding, grants, donations, sponsorships, registration and membership fees, etc.).

And of course, all Membership levels have access to the same benefits!

Your total annual income
Your Membership
Total annual income from €0 to €500
Red Membership
€5 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income between €500 to €2,000
Orange Membership
€20 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income from €2,000 to €5,000
Yellow Membership
€30 per year
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Your Membership
Annual income from €5,000 to €10k
Green Membership
€75 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income from €10k to €50k
Blue Membership
€150 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income from €50k to €100k
Indigo Membership
€225 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income from €100k to €300k
Purple Membership
€310 per year
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Your Membership
Total annual income from €300k
Glitter Membership
€425 per year
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Becoming an IGLYO member:
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

01
Application

Before applying, make sure to carefully read all the information above on the page to ensure your organisation fits the eligibility criteria and that you know the ins and outs of the IGLYO Membership. Once ready, send us your application through the online application form.

02
Review

Your application will be reviewed by the Board at their next online Board Meeting, every quarter, and you will be contacted shortly afterwards. If approved, you will be sent registration instructions and payment details to settle your membership fee.

03
Welcome

Once your Membership fee is processed, you will be welcomed into the network and be able to enjoy all the benefits of your IGLYO Membership, while waiting for the ratification of your Membership at the next Annual Members’ Conference.

04
AMC

The final step will be for our Members' General Assembly to ratify your Membership at the next Annual Members' Conference. You'll be invited to send a delegate to introduce yourself there. After that, you'll officially be an IGLYO Member!

Publication
IGLYO Membership Guide

IGLYO Membership Guide [Coming soon!]

We're currently working on a comprehensive Membership Guide for new and current Members to know everything about the IGLYO Membership. While the Guide is being finalised, check all the info on the page above to know all about how to become a Member.

[COMING SOON!]
Don't delay, apply now!
Send us your application

Got a question on the IGLYO Membership?

Jeremy (he/him), our Communications & Network Manager is here to answer you!

Email Jeremy at jeremy@iglyo.com for more information on the IGLYO Membership and our application process.

They’re already
Member

Since our establishment in 1984, IGLYO has grown steadily with Member Organisations joining every year. Today, we count over 100 Member Organisations in almost every Council of Europe Member State — and you could be one of them!

Discover our full Members' list