The European Transgender Council is the first and largest gathering of political trans activists in Europe. With around 250 participants, the Council is both, a forum setting the agenda for trans politics, and a celebration of the trans community.

The 7th European Transgender Council will be in Antwerp, Belgium from June 28 to July 1st, 2018. Co-organised with our members, CavariaTransInfoPunt and Genres Pluriels, we are happy to host this conference at deSingel, an international art campus that is wheelchair accessible.


Shaping our future together

This year, we are bringing the community together around a program based on Open Space Technology (read more).

This approach encourages leadership among participants by beginning the conference without any formal agenda but creating one collectively. Guided and supported by a team of facilitators, participants will address topics that matters to them by deciding on a topic but also on a format.

Example of topics in open space format could look like this:

  • Strategise : Building a regional network between Eastern European countries
  • Debate: Advocating for a 3rd gender marker or no gender?
  • Workshop: Micro-agressions and kickass comeback strategies
  • Discussion: Challenging white supremacy within the trans movement (Trans Black and People Of Color only)
  • Discussion: How to bring intersectional perspectives in our strategies?
  • Discussion: Situation in Turkey, we need to talk (workshop in Turkish)

In addition to the Open Space Technology, the program will mix cultural, social and political aspects of the trans movement with special performers, movie screenings and other activities with a full day dedicated to wellbeing and self-care.

We are excited to have Alok-Vaid Menon & Travis Alabanza as guests and performers for the Council.


We are also organising a full day of empowerment for trans black and people of color, a day before the Council. 

TGEU members will get their voting card for the General Assembly, to be able to elect the new Steering Committee, give input on decisions and elect the 2020 Council host.

Secure your attendance to the 7th European Transgender Council in Antwerp, Belgium from June 28 to July 1, by registering now.

Start time: Thursday June 28 at 7 pm

End time: Sunday July 1, 2 pm

(Self care activities will go until 6 pm)


Conference fees 150€

We can assist you to register over the phone.
Please call +49 
30 5360 2667 from Monday to Friday between 11am and 5pm (CET time).

For any questions, please contact us at

Get your trip to the 7th European Transgender Council, or part of it, covered by applying to a scholarship. TGEU has secured funding for a limited number of scholarships from all regions of Europe and Central Asia. 

We offer:

  • Full scholarshipsCovers registration fee, travel & accommodation 
  • Partial scholarships Registration fees waived (does not include travel, accommodation costs) 

Scholarship applicants coming from Belgium should contact the Council hosts organisation – Cavaria, TransInfoPunt and Genres Pluriels.

REGISTER & APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP before April 23rd, 2018

We particularly encourage trans; black people and people of colour, D/deaf and disabled people, people with a migration background, sex workers; and trans women and gender-non-conforming people to apply for scholarships.

Several accommodation options are available (single and double rooms) in the following hotels:

  • The Ash **
  • Century Hotel ***
  • Banks ****

You can book your accommodation in these hotels directly for through the registration form.

For wheelchair accessible rooms, please contact us at

There is also a free home stay available with locals, which you can also choose from the registration form.

If you wish to present some of your work at the 7th European Transgender Council, you can bring publications and flyers or ship it to the offices of our local partner Cavaria in Antwerp, Belgium.

Volunteers can attend the council for free (in limited numbers), although we do not cover traveling and accommodation costs. If you are interested in joining the volunteer team, we will put you through our local partners. SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER

Interpreters/Translation: We have secured funding to contract interpreters for the council. If you are interested please fill this contact sheet and we will contact you once we have collected the needs. GIVE YOUR CONTACT AS AN INTERPRETER

Facilitate: We are building a team of facilitators for the overall of the 7th European Transgender Council. APPLY TO BE PART OF OUR FACILITATION TEAM before April 30th.

Donation and Sponsorship: Support the 7th European Transgender Council to fund more scholarships for trans activists from Europe and Central Asia. Large donations can get pledges and visibility within the council. If you are interested, please contact us at



Visa for Participants

If you are unsure about whether you need a visa to travel to Belgium and in the Schengen area, please check hereIf you require a visa we suggest that you register for the Council at the latest 2 months before the council.

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.

General Assembly
  • Applications for Steering Committee, Co-Chairs, Auditors released mid-April
  • Host organisations for the 8th European Transgender Council mid-April

For further information please contact:

With the support of the Government of Flanders