Welcome to our January Newsletter!
Happy New Year!
As the EGLSF Co-President, and on behalf of the entire board, I would like to send you my best wishes along with a summary of our activities of the past 12 months and a short peak into 2016.
The board met for face-to-face meetings in Glasgow, Krakow, Milan, Helsinki and Stockholm, and we had an average of 2 skype board meetings each month.
In March 2015, we held our Annual General Assembly in Krakow, where an extensive modernisation of our statutes and bylaws has been approved by our members.
We welcomed Edwin Westenberg (treasurer) and John Ryan (board member at large) to the EGLSF family as they were the latest members to be elected to the board.
Our host, KKS Kraków, held the successful conference "Gender and Sexual Diversity in Sport".
EGLSF board members have attended several international conferences throughout the year. These included events hosted by EPAS, QFF, FGG, FARE, ILGA, ENGSO, the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
A detailed report on these events will be published as usual in the AGA papers 2016.
In August the European Sports Community met in Stockholm at the 15th EuroGames.
Our last EU-co-funded Project PSS came to an end in September 2015. We are now happy and proud to announce that for 2016 the EGLSF partners with VIDC, the John Blankenstein Foundation and the German Sports University Cologne in 3 brand new Erasmus+ projects. We will update you on these projects during the AGA in Glasgow.
Last month we said goodbye to Christiana Daneva and Klaus Heusslein who due to personal commitments are unable to continue on the board. I would like to take this opportunity the thank them both for their contribution to the EGLSF and wish them both the very best for the future.
The board are now looking forward to the AGA in Glasgow at the beginning of March (4th-5th-6th) and the 16th EuroGames which will be held in Helsinki (June) this summer.
We would like to wish all of you the best for the new year and look forward to meeting you in Glasgow.