The congress is RFSL’s highest decision making body. It is made up of representatives from all the organisation’s branches and the youth organisation. A Board of Trustees is elected at RFSL’s congress  and is in charge of implementing the operational plan that the congress determines. The congress is held every second year.

During this event, debates are held and decisions are made regarding motions from the member and propositions from the Board. There are also more relaxed social activities, such as the big Congress party. The congress decides RFSL’s plan of operations for the coming two year-period and can also make political statements.