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Commissioner Oettinger’s first week as the Commissioner responsible for the EU budget and human resources is starting today. 

16 January 2017

Several equality and non-discrimination NGOs have written to MEPs ahead of next week's hearing.

5 January 2017

Both organisations also urge the European Union to implement LGBTI guidelines in 2017.

15 December 2016

Today, the European Parliament adopted the Report on the Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015 when they gathered in plenary in Strasbourg.

13 December 2016

We met with the cabinets of Koen Geens and Elke Sleurs to discuss the draft law.

13 December 2016

On 7-8 December, ILGA-Europe were pleased to host a study visit on Freedom of Assembly and Pride Marches, a staple of the LGBTI movement since the 1960s that in recent years has faced new challenges and limitations.

12 December 2016

Today, on 10 December, the United Nations encourages us all to ‘stand up for someone’s human rights’. 

9 December 2016

On 9-10 February 2017, ILGA-Europe and the European Aids Treatment Group (EATG) are jointly organising a capacity-building seminar in Brussels. 

6 December 2016

The Romanian Constitutional Court has announced that it will refer questions to the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of a same-sex couple who wish to be recognised as spouses.

29 November 2016

The state of emergency continues in Turkey, with increasing repression of opposition, activists and media voices. Over 370 NGOs were shut down at the start of November allegedly for suspected terrorist ties.

28 November 2016

ILGA-Europe welcome yesterday’s unanimous decision by the European Court of Human Rights, which upheld freedom of expression in the case of Kaos GL vs Turkey.

23 November 2016

New ILGA-Europe policy paper outlining advocacy priorities regarding LGBTI issues in Western Balkans in the coming year. The situation for LGBTI people is at a pivotal moment in most accession countries.

18 November 2016

On 14-15 November, ILGA-Europe hosted an EU study visit for LGBTI rights activists from the Western Balkans.

16 November 2016

On 1 November, the Queer Cyprus Association unveiled a major outdoor advertising campaign. 

11 November 2016

On 9 November, the European Commission published its annual Enlargement Package. LGBTI rights retained a central role within the fundamental rights section of the reports.

9 November 2016

Today, ILGA-Europe, European Women’s Lobby and ENAR - European Network Against Racism sent an open letter on the remarks by European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Öttinger.

8 November 2016

The French parliament has voted to introduce a legal gender recognition procedure that is free from sterilisation and medicalisation.

12 October 2016

ILGA-Europe announces XVI call for proposals within its Documentation and Advocacy Fund. This call will specifically focus on data-collection of LGBTI-phobic hate crimes supported the government of the Netherlands. Deadline for applications: 8 November 2016, 18:00 CET.

5 October 2016

The European Patients’ Forum, a non-governmental organisation that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe, has launched a survey focusing on access to health care in the European Union.

29 September 2016

Commissioner Jourova and the German Minister of Justice have accepted an invitation from the German Equality Body to celebrate the success of 10 years of anti-discrimination legislation.

27 September 2016