Five bids were notified to our Board by the deadline of 31 March 2019, four of which will go forward to a vote at our Annual General Meeting.
The bidding organisations are Barcelona Pride, Belgrade Pride, Dublin Pride, and a combined bid from three members, ILGA Portugal, Rede ex Aequo and Variações. Links to their websites, and to download the bids, are below.
- Barcelona Pride, Spain – download bid
- Belgrade Pride, Serbia – download bid
- Dublin Pride, Ireland – download bid
- ILGA Portugal, rede ex aequo and Variações, Portugal – download bid
A bid from Winter Pride Maspalomas was withdrawn at the request of the bidding organisation, who said: “We feel obliged to withdraw as a candidate for EuroPride 2022 as we can no longer guarantee the execution of the plans as stipulated in the presented bid book. Unexpected circumstances occurred with the change of the political administrations. Although we tried to resolve the matter with the new administration there was unfortunately not enough time to fix it before the Annual General Meeting in Bilbao next month. The new administration does support the initiative but is confronted with unresolved issues and prefers to postpone the candidature to a moment with more guarantees. We apologise for the inconvenience to EPOA and its members and wish all other candidates all the best.”
All bids will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in Bilbao in September, and members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the bidding organisations, before voting takes place.
Each full member organisation of the Association has one vote. Voting takes place in rounds, with the bid with the fewest votes being excluded in each round. The winning bid is the first to achieve more than 50% of votes.
For more information on the application process, please click here.
- ‘EuroPride bids show Pride is ‘far more than just a party” – News, 29th July 2019
- ‘Five Prides announce bids for EuroPride 2022’ – News, 3rd April 2019
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