This report is a big step forward for many reasons.
On 6 April, a referendum will be held in The Netherlands on the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. A No vote has the potential to negatively affect the lives of LGBTI people in Ukraine.
ILGA-Europe is disappointed that the EU failed to deliver an ambitious LGBTI equality strategy.
ILGA-Europe and our NGO partners took part in a roundtable discussion with newly appointed European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
ILGA-Europe extends our warmest congratulations to close friend and colleague Nigel Warner who was included in the New Year’s Honours list.
On 16 December, ILGA-Europe held an event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the role of the EU and the Council of Europe in tackling bullying and discrimination in schools.
Over 50 representatives from LGBTI org. from across the EU, national governments, EU institutions, civil society and the academic world gathered to discuss how to step up the fight against hate crimes.
ILGA-Europe is organising a working seminar : “Stepping up the fight against hate crimes. Towards an inclusive response to homophobic and transphobic crimes”. Wednesday 10 December 2014 in Brussels.
The EC has launched its yearly progress reports on the candidate countries to the EU. The Commission has extensively covered LGBTI rights in its progress reports.