LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Communicating for Change: a communications needs assessment of the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia

Consisting of surveys, focus groups, interviews and webinars with 190+ activists from 45 countries, this is the most in-depth investigation into the communications strength of the movement in Europe and Central Asia. 

In October 2019, we launched a survey to better understand how communications are currently being used, and the needs/capabilities LGBTI groups and organisations in Europe and Central Asia have for this critical organisational function. Almost 200 LGBTI groups and organisations, small and big, registered and non-registered, ILGA-Europe members or not, participated in this survey.

Consisting of surveys, focus groups, interviews and webinars with 190+ activists from 45 countries, this is the most in-depth investigation into the communications strength of the movement in Europe and Central Asia. 

ILGA-Europe are using the results to plan for new guides and resources to support strategic communications work, and, with the help of our donors, creating new grant opportunities to support communications efforts.

  • Want to read the report of ‘Communicating for Change: a communications needs assessment of the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia’? Download your own copy of the summary report in English and Russian.

In February 2020, we hosted a webinar on the results of the need assessment, with the participation of George Perlov, Principal at George Perlov Consulting, Greg Czarnecki, Programme Officer at Open Society Foundation, Laura Piazza, Senior Campaign and Programmes Officer at ILGA-Europe, and Bjorn Van Roozendaal, Programmes Director at ILGA-Europe. Would you like to watch the recording of this webinar?  Please contact ILGA-Europe Senior Campaign and Programmes Officer Laura Piazza at laura@ilga-europe.org

In April 2021, we hosted a webinar for LGBTI activists to launch the report ‘Communicating for Change: a communications needs assessment of the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia’. Please contact ILGA-Europe Senior Campaign and Programmes Officer Laura Piazza at laura@ilga-europe.org