Gothenburg Welcomes You!

As hosts for EuroPride 2018 in Stockholm and Gothenburg we are delighted to welcome you to Gothenburg for the Annual General Meeting of the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA), from 21- 24 September 2017.

Here you will find all the relevent information and the registration form. We are truly honoured to be able to invite you for EPOA’s most important meeting of the year. To be able to attend the AGM is an important democratic foundation of our organisation. And we are very happy that we can present to you a low price that includes all costs for the AGM, - hotel, food and dinners all for one price. 

We urge you to think about the diversity of our movement when you select your representatives. We are looking forward to a weekend where all genders, sexualities and colours of the rainbow get the chance to decide which direction our organisation is to take.

Below you will find the link for registration. Please ensure you provide all the information. If you have trouble with the registration form, please contact europride@westpride.se.

The price for members are 260E and for non-members 370E. This is an early bird price and remains available until 30th June. The price rises after that to 370E for members and 470E for non members. Once your registration is complete, we ask you to pay the fee in full directly to account number SE54 8000 0810 5991 3396 8710 WEST PRIDE. It is essential that you clearly outline for whom the payment is being made, name and organisation.

To the registration

 

During the weekend we will also offer the possibility to promote your festival or event for the fee of 150E. For full details and booking send an email to europride@westpride.se. Please also use this email address if you would like to organise a workshop on the Saturday of the AGM. 

This is Gothenburg 

Gothenburg is encircled by rocky shoreline, deep forests, tranquil lakes and the surging sea to the west. No other Swedish city gives such easy access to nature. Right on the doorstep are wide open spaces and magical islands. 

Four centuries ago, when the decision was taken to build a harbour city on the west coast, the ambition was to open up Sweden to the outside world. Building a city on Swedish marshland, wedged between Norway and Denmark, was no easy undertaking, but with the help of the Dutch, English, Scots and Germans the vision was realised. 

Today, Gothenburg is a flourishing green city with a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants and a fascinating history. At the same time adventure is never far away. There is always an island waiting to be explored or a mountain to be conquered from the saddle of your bike. With its light summer evenings, colourful autumn days and snow-blanketed winter mornings, Gothenburg is where you can experience the real Sweden. 

The accessible city 

Gothenburg is an open and accessible city. It offers almost everything you would expect of a cosmopolitan city – within walking distance. All you need is right in the city and you can get everywhere on foot – from the Central Station to your hotel, to the arenas, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. But it’s not just close to everything; it’s also easy to get here. Both international airports are just 20 minutes from the city centre and you can get direct flights here from more than 65 European cities. 

Today, Greater Gothenburg is home to 970,000 people from almost every country on the planet. It is they who give the city its soul, its pulse and its unique atmosphere. In Sweden, Gothenburgers have a reputation for their friendliness and hospitality, and many who visit the city for the first time can attest to just how welcoming it feels.

Read more about Gothenburg here

Clarion Hotel Post 

A contemporary design hotel in central Gothenburg, which is ideal both for conferences and weekends away. You'll literally be just a few steps away from Gothenburg Central Station when you stay here. The stunning architecture of the old Posthuset (Post Office) has been preserved and enhanced by an equally spectacular refurbishment. Enjoy the award-winning restaurants, as well as the popular bar, spa and rooftop pool.

In central Gothenburg

Boasting the best location in Gothenburg, on Drottningtorget square and just steps from Gothenburg Central Station, bus stops and trams, the expression "staying right in the thick of things" couldn't be more apt. 

Read more about Clarion Hotel Post here

Program 

(please note that the program is temporary, minor changes may accour)

Thursday 21 September

Arrival of the EPOA board 

Friday 22 September 

0900-1300 Registration for all delegates at Post Hotel 

Please note that there will be no lunch served on Friday

1300-1800 The AGM starts. During this time there will also be the presentation of the cities applying for EuroPride 2020 (Bergen, Brussels, Hamburg and Thessaloniki). There will be a break at 1500.

1900 Dinner and evening program

Saturday 23 September

0930-1030 Seminars part 1 (three different to choose from)

1030-1050 Break

1100-1200 Seminars part 2 (three different to choose from)

1200-1315 Lunch

1330-1800 AGM continues (break at 1530)

1900 Dinner and evening program

Sunday 24 September

1000-1300 Final proceedings

Lunch to carry with you

1400-1600 EPOA Board meeting