The European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) is a network of European gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Pride Organisations. EPOA was founded 1991 in London. EPOA holds the rights to the title EuroPride. The purpose of EPOA is to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride on a pan-European level and to empower and support local and national pride organisations in their efforts of planning and promoting pride celebrations. EPOA also wants to facilitate networking and skill-sharing among members. One of the means of doing this is the annual conference. EPOA also grants the license of “EuroPride” to a different member each year.
The board runs the organisation year-round and makes sure that it stays financially solvent. The board also makes sure that the organisation is properly represented towards the media and other organisations and that the money is spent prudently and in line with the goals of EPOA. It tries to specifically reach out to new organisations to make them come to the annual conference and become members. The board also works closely with EuroPride organisers to help them manage and promote the event inside and outside of EPOA.
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