Ghent 6th-7th November 2018

The 2018 EuroNGOs Conference titled “Act on Hope. How the European SRHR community can help unlock rights and care for all” took place in Gent (Belgium) on 6-7 November 2018.

During this year’s conference, many movements and organisations came together to discuss how reproductive and sexual justice is linked with understanding and overcoming other forms of structural oppressions that pose a threat to democracy as well as prevent the meaningful exercise of political, social, cultural and economic rights of women and marginalized groups, in particular. The two-day dialogue allowed participants to identify the ways in which the SRHR community can work together within human rights groups and other actors with linking interests such as LGBT, Disability or Migration movements as well as it will help set up a 2019 SRHR agenda for Europe in which the partnership, it’s members and allies can implement and act on.

2018 EuroNGOs conference

Conference Written Report

The conference written report is available here.

Here is an overview of the impact of EuroNGOs' 2018 Conference on the participants who took our survey, 6 months after the conference took place.

Conference Video Reports

2018 Conference in a nutshell

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How to Act On Hope?

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How can Donors support their partners for future SRHR action planning ?

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What can we do to collaborate within SRHR?

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The reception this year was held at The Ghent City Town Hall. To know more information about this venue, please click on the link here

Conference Participants

Please see a list of our conference participants here

Youth Led Pre Conference

The Youth led pre-conference took place on November 5th, between 6-8pm and was hosted by our member organisation YouAct.

This meeting was served as an interactive discussion platform where the participants had the opportunity to share their projects, ideas, and insights, thus ensuring capacity-building, knowledge and skill sharing as well as to strategize on further youth involvement during the EuroNGOs conference. The platform was also a great opportunity for networking and strengthening existing partnerships. Open to young people and those who work on youth issues.

YouAct's aim was to promote youth engagement in the field of SRHR, and to encourage fresh ideas and new perspectives regarding youth programs and policies in this field. To read more on the youth-led organisation, please click here

Conference Photos

The conference photos are available here.

Photo credits: Andrea Soós


The conference programme can be accessed here including the biographies of the speakers of 2018.