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The European Commission and the French Council Presidency are co-organising a second Equality Summit in Paris from 29 to 30 September 2008. This summit follows on from the first Equality Summit organised under the German presidency during the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All and aims to update on the commitments made during the European Year of Equal Opportunities, in particular the Council Resolution adopted in November 2007.
Organisers of Bosnia's first-ever LGBTIQ rights festival said on 25 September 2008 they were moving the event underground the day after participants were attacked by hooligans at the opening ceremony. Strong international condemnation of violence in Sarajevo.
Right after ILGA-Europe's annual conference, ILGA World conference is taking place in Vienna. During ILGA World conference Ulrike Lunacek, openly lesbian member of the Austrian parliament is going to present her award for creation a new and sustainable LGBT organisation or existing organisation that has done significant step forward.
The aim of this publication is to contribute to increased and better reporting of homophobic and transphobic incidents by providing tools and a methodology to document and report violence motivated by hatred against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in a systematic and factual manner.
Vienna, 30 October - 2 November 2008