In European societies people are exclusively perceived as either men or women. People whose gender identity or gender expression differs from the socially accepted ones, face being discriminated, ridiculed, harassed or even attacked. No state in Europe can be regarded as safe space for trans people. As a consequence many transgender people barely, if at all, participate in social and public life. Along with them, are also many other trans people who have been traumatized and frightened by society and often are unable to live a life in dignity.
Transgender Europe believes that it is the duty and obligation of all states in Europe to protect all citizens and residents including trans people and to ensure that everybody can live in dignity and respect.
Transgender Europe envisions a Europe free from all discrimination â€“ especially including discrimination on grounds of gender identity and gender expression; a Europe where gender variant people are respected and valued, a Europe where each and every person can freely choose to live in whichever gender he or she prefers, without interference.
TGEU strives to achieve its organizational goals by
Who we are
- Advocating and promoting the rights of trans people and their communities, within the European Institutions
- Raising awareness on issues that trans people and their communitiesâ€˜ experience
- Building Capacity for trans people and their communities
- Engaging with Research on trans people and their communities
- Networking and building alliances with local, national, and regional governance and other NGOs
Transgender Europe â€“ TGEU is a European non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organization, which works towards the full equality and inclusion of all trans people in Europe. TGEU was founded in 2005, in Vienna, during the 1st European Transgender Council in Vienna and is today registered as an NGO under Austrian Law. Currently TGEU has 36 member groups from 19 countries from the wider Europe and beyond. The biennial General Assembly elects the board and a steering committee, which form the governing bodies.Contact