Belgrade Pride Submits Bid for EuroPride 2022Nemanja Stijak
Belgrade Pride has officially submitted its bid to host EuroPride 2022. It delivered a bid book to the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) outlining the history of the organisation, a summary of LGBTI+ life in Serbia, Belgrade as a mesmerising tourist destination and, crucially, the key arguments for hosting EuroPride in the Western Balkans. These include the historic prospect of hosting EuroPride outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the first time, the importance of promoting European values and human rights in Serbia and the momentous impact of the event in empowering the LGBT+ community across the entire region. Regarding the latter, Belgrade’s bid has spurred excitement all over the Western Balkans, receiving official letters of support from Pride organisations in Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.