Find here all resources from the European Transgender Council 2014 in Budapest, including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, speeches, notes, videos and press releases.




Summary of the Council


Summary text: link / word doc

Press releases: opening press release, closing press release, IDAHOT press release


Logistical information




Meet and Greet Event

Speech by the Dutch representation


Keynote Addresses

UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay (video)

Helena Dalli, Minister of Social Dialogue and Civil Liberties of Malta: text / video (500 MB)




Panel 1: Legal Gender Recognition – Ways forward!


With David Scamell (Program Officer, Open Society Foundations), Nicolas Beger (Director Amnesty International Office to the European Institutions), Silvan Agius (Human Rights policy coordinator, Maltese government) Anna Sledzinska-Simon (Human Rights Expert, Poland), Alecs Recher (Executive Board Transgender Europe)

The European landscape of legal gender recognition procedures is currently undergoing drastic changes with more laws coming under scrutiny as trans people and activists press for quick, transparent and accessible procedures. More tools become available and promising examples provide opportunities for inspiration and lessons learnt. This panel will explore how different institutions and stakeholders can contribute to human rights compatible regulations.

Moderation: Richard Köhler, Senior Policy Officer TGEU

Panel 2: Healing the Wounds  – Protection and Support for Transgender Survivors of Violence and Crime

Presentation Council of Europe: PDF download / online Prezi link

With: Bastiaan Winkel (Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit ), Pierre Masson, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Louisa Klingvall (Policy Officer, European Commission), Anna Kirey (Research Fellow, Human Rights Watch).

The trans community is still very much affected by violence and crime, be it through own or anticipated experiences. This panel explores protection mechanisms that also benefit trans people. What are promising practices? What needs to be taken into account when designing policies to better protect trans people against violence and support survivors? What is the role of European mechanisms to better protect trans people from violence? How can states increase their commitment? How can activists hold their authorities accountable?

Moderation: Boglarka Fedorko, Project Manager TGEU


Panel 3: Next Stop Equality – Towards Trans Persons’ Full Rights

Presentation Trans* at Work

Presentation State of Trans* and Inter Organizing

Presentation WHO and ICD-11

With Robert Biedron (LGBT Rapporteur Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe), Justus Eisfeld, (co-director GATE), Lene Løvdal (Norwegian Equality Ombud), Wiebke Fuchs (Project Manager, Berlin Senate), Dr. Eszter Kismődi, (International Health Expert)

It is all too common: a trans employee gets harassed and management does not interfere; a landlord kicks a trans woman and her family out, she does not know where to turn to. Research as well as community narratives show that trans people are disproportionally wronged and often feel stranded on how to demand their rights. This panel explores possible ways forward on how to achieve equality for trans people as well as potential set-backs. What does the trans movement need to effectively advocate for its rights? Which role can anti-discrimination legislation, European institutions and public support-project have in this? And how does stigma-free access to trans-specific health care fit into all of these?

Moderation: Nathan Gale, Steering Committee TGEU




Legal Gender Recognition – Campaign, Toolkit, Research and Non-binary gender identities

Presented by Richard Köhler (Senior Policy Officer, TGEU), Jack Byrne (researcher, New Zealand), Nathan Gale (TGEU)

Presentation on LGR

Presentation on Nonbinary LGR


Personal Wellbeing of Activists

Presented by Jolanta Cihanovica (psychologist and trainer, Latvia)



Monitoring Violence against Trans* People and Documenting Human Rights Violations related to Transitioning and Gender recognition

By Boglarka Fedorko (Project Manager TGEU) , Anna Kirey (Researcher, Human Rights Watch)

Resources on the situation in Ukraine: legal gender recognition, UN human rights committee


TGEU Activity Report 2012-2014

With Wiktor Dynarski (co-chair TGEU), Alecs Recher (Secretary TGEU), Julia Ehrt (Executive director TGEU)



IGLYO and Trans* Youth and Students Around Europe

By Alexa Santos (Rede Ex Aequo, IGLYO)



Depathologisation of trans identities

With Sophie Aujean (ILGA-Europe), Richard Köhler (TGEU), David Scamell (OSF)




Anti-discrimination legislation in your country

By Stein Wulff Frydenlund, Oddvar  Thorbjørnsen (LLH, Norway)



Transrespect v Transphobia. Results and Presentation of new survey

By Carla La Gata and TvT-team members

Presentation of new results and survey

Overview TGEU

Presentation Thailand

Presentation Tonga

Presentation Philippines

Summary of TvT Council meetings


Training on UN mechanisms

Presented by John Fisher (ARC International)



Introduction to Developing, Monitoring and Evaluating Projects for Successful Grant Writing

Presented by Noah Keuzenkamp (Capacity Building Officer TGEU) and Richard Köhler (Senior Policy Officer TGEU)


LogFrame Template

Completed LogFrames: employment, legal gender recognition, safer sex, sex work


Transfeminism and Transforming Survival: Transgender People’s Access to Domestic  Violence Refuges

By Sarah Golightley (Galop), Yana Sitnikova (Russian trans*
feminist activist)



TGEU Strategic Plan 2014-2016

Presented by Alecs Recher (Secretary TGEU), Arja Voipio (Treasurer TGEU), Julia Ehrt (Executive Director TGEU)



Introduction to EU Laws on Gender Identity , Gender Expression and Gender Reassignment

By Noah Keuzenkamp (Capacity Building Officer TGEU) and Richard Köhler (Senior Policy Officer TGEU)


Examples of discrimination


Supporting trans* people’s mental health

Presented by James Morton, Ellis Ciruello (STA, Scotland)