Transgender Europe envisions a Europe free from discrimination, where each person can live according to their gender identity and gender expression without interference and where trans people and their families are respected and valued.
TGEU works for the equality of all trans people in Europe.
- We give trans people a voice in Europe
- We advocate for trans people’s human rights
- We raise awareness on issues trans people are facing
- We support a strong trans movement
- We conduct and encourage research for the benefit of trans people
- We are an active part of the international trans movement
TGEU was established on the first European Transgender Council in Vienna in November 2005 and formally registered as an Austrian charitable organisation 14 months later. Run as a volunteer organisation for many years TGEU established itself as legitimate voice of the trans community in Europe.
In 2008 we acquired our first independent project based funding, however it took until 2009 to hire first project staff (to implement the TvT project). In 2012 the General Assembly held in Dublin decided to move the seat of the organisation to Berlin, a process that was finalized with the closing of the Austrian association at the General Assembly held in Budapest in 2014.
Today, TGEU has an office in Berlin, ten members of staff and a board of nine volunteers governing the organisation. We successfully continue to combine advocacy work on the European level with work on the national level in partnership with our members with and for local communities.
Emirhan Deniz Celebi, Co-Secretary
Miles Rutendo Tanhira
Mimi Aum Neko, Co-Secretary
Toryn Glavin, Treasurer
Find here TGEU statutes, activity reports, strategic plan and policies and a fact sheet.
Funders & Supporters
US State Department
TGEU is grateful for the financial support received from the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Program of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Dutch Government, the Arcus Foundation, the US State Department and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Sole responsibility for contents lays with TGEU and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission, the Open Society Foundations, the Dutch Government, the Arcus Foundation, the US State Department or the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation.