EuroPride is a pan-European international LGBTI event featuring a Pride parade, hosted by a different European city each year

What is EuroPride?

The host city is usually one with an established LGBTI+ Pride event or a strong LGBTI+ community. When voting for the host city, the experience of the organisers, the political significance of the event for the region and host city’s LGBTI+ friendliness all come into play. The EuroPride licence is owned by European Pride Organisers Association, an umbrella organisation for European Pride organisers. The host city of EuroPride is chosen by member organisations at the Annual General Meeting. EuroPride was first celebrated in London in 1992, attended by estimated crowds of over 100,000. Since then it has continued to grow both in number of participants and political significance, though not always at the same time. In 1997 in Paris over 300,000 people marched to the Bastille. In 2011 around one million people attended Pride festivities in Rome by the Coliseum. Some smaller scale EuroPrides have taken place, such as in Warsaw, Poland, where 10,000 people braved the streets of still conservative ex-communist country to hold an important political demonstration that proved to be a turning point for LGBT rights in Poland. In 2015, EuroPride took place in Riga, Latvia, the first time in a former Soviet country, and in 2022 it took place in Belgrade, Serbia, the first time in south-eastern Europe and in a city where Pride had a deeply troubled early history. It was generally a convention by EPOA that a WorldPride event held in Europe also automatically carries the title of EuroPride so there are no two clashing international LGBTI+ pride events in Europe the same year. In 2017, WorldPride took place in Madrid, Spain, and in 2021 it took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The next WorldPride in Europe is Amsterdam in 2026. WorldPride, organised by InterPride (the international Pride network), is an international Pride event that promotes LGBTI issues on a global level.

Forthcoming EuroPrides

2024: Thessaloniki, Greece 2025: Lisbon, Portugal 2026: Amsterdam, Netherlands (WorldPride)

Applying for EuroPride

Any full member organisation of EPOA may apply to host EuroPride. Further information on the process and criteria can be found on this page.

Host cities of EuroPride

1992 London, UK 1993 Berlin, Germany 1994 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1996 Copenhagen, Denmark 1997 Paris, France 1998 Stockholm, Sweden 2000 Rome (WorldPride), Italy 2001 Vienna, Austria 2002 Cologne, Germany 2003 Manchester, UK 2004 Hamburg, Germany 2005 Oslo, Norway 2006 London, UK 2007 Madrid, Spain 2008 Stockholm, Sweden 2009 Zurich, Switzerland 2010 Warsaw, Poland 2011 Rome, Italy 2012 London (WorldPride), UK 2013 Marseille, France 2014 Oslo, Norway 2015 Riga, Latvia 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands 2017 Madrid (WorldPride), Spain 2018 Stockholm & Gothenburg, Sweden 2019 Vienna, Austria 2020 Global Pride 2021 Copenhagen (WorldPride), Denmark 2022 Belgrade, Serbia 2023 Valletta, Malta 2024 Thessaloniki, Greece 2025 Lisbon, Portugal 2026 Amsterdam (WorldPride), Netherlands