ILGA-EUROPE’S SUBMISSION TO PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2017
LGBTI ENLARGEMENT REVIEW 2017
This report reflects developments in LGBTI people’s rights in each accession country since October 2016, in particular in reference to recommendations identified by the European Commission in last year’s Enlargement Reports, as well as highlighting the key priorities that LGBTI organisations have identified for the coming year. As human rights more broadly, and the human rights of LGBTI people more specifically, continue to hold an ever stronger position among the Copenhagen Criteria accession countries are required to meet prior to becoming eligible for admission into the EU, this report is intended to assist the European Commission in assessing the progress made in each country to date, and providing clear guidance on reforms or measures that still need to be taken. In turn, the Enlargement Reports issued by the European Commission are a key tool used by LGBTI organisations in the region to engage with their governments and hold them accountable for the commitments made.