The second meeting of the European Transgender Council is to be held this year in Germany, it was announced today.

The council, comprised of Transgender Europe (TGEU), the Transgender Network Berlin (TGNB) and TransInterQueer Berlin (TrIQ) will be meeting in Berlinfrom 2nd to 4th May, following their last successful event held in Vienna in 2005.

The programme will feature representatives from international activists and experts such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, who will share their experiences in the field of human rights and transgender related work.

As well as work shops and training sessions, the results of the Study of the Lives of Transgender people In Europe conducted by Press for Change (UK) will be revealed, in which more than 2,000 transgender people participated.

There will also be opportunities to discuss and formulate the future goals of Transgender Europe, including work on TGEU Policy and Vision Papers and a petition to the European Parliament.

Berlin has a diverse transgender scene and the city council’s official show and party will be organised by Wigstoeckel- Transgender United.

As part of the General Assembly of Transgender Europe, to be held at the meeting, there will be voting for the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee, with potential candidates being asked to apply via email before the 2nd May.

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