A delegation from Copenhagen Pride will travel to Cardiff, Wales this week to present a bid to bring Europe’s international Pride conference to Denmark in 2024.
The annual conference of the European Pride Organisers Association can see up to 200 delegates from more than 100 Pride organisations coming together for a weekend of networking, training, debates, and votes on future hosts of EuroPride.
In 2024 it will be 30 years since the Association’s first meeting was held, also in Copenhagen. The 1994 meeting was held above Amigos Sauna on Stuiestræde; if successful, next year’s meeting will be in one of Copenhagen Pride’s partner hotels.
The bid book for the event was published two weeks ago and includes letters of support from the Minister for Gender Equality Marie Bjerre, and Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Sophie Hæstorp-Andersen. Activities on offer include tours of Copenhagen’s LGBTI+ venues, a Friday Bar with the Pride team, and even a cruise to Oslo to round off the event.
One other bid stands in the way of Copenhagen. A bid from Portuguese association Variações seeks to bring the event to Porto, a year before Lisbon hosts EuroPride 2025.
Copenhagen Pride will present the bid at the meeting in Cardiff on Saturday morning, with the result expected later the same day.