LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Within this call small and medium-scale projects (up to 5,000 euros with no minimum amount requirement) intended to produce or disseminate reports on the situation and cases of today and immediate past with a potential to be used for advocacy purposes were supported. The documentation themes supported by the Fund are human rights violations by law-enforcement authorities, discrimination of LGBT people in prisons, discrimination and hate crimes on the grounds of gender identity and expression, access of LGBT people to healthcare or education, hate crimes and hate speech (including in media), quantitative studies (e.g. based on questionnaires) on human rights violations and discrimination. Four projects had been supported within this call in Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, and FYR Macedonia.

The information contained in the documentation reports has subsequently been used by ILGA-Europe in its lobbying activities with the European institutions: European Union, Council of Europe and the OSCE.

Croatia: Barriers to accessing healthcare for trans persons in Croatia

Name of the implementing organisation: Lesbian Group Kontra

Contact information:

Kralja Držislava 2/2

Phone: +385 1 457 33 72



Contact persons: Sanja Juras

Grant amount: EUR 4810

Period of implementation: January – December 2012


The project identified barriers to accessing health care specific for transgender persons. The research took into account visibility of trans issues in Croatian health care system, medical treatment, compatibility and cooperation of experts (psychiatrists, endocrinologists, surgeons and others), accessibility of experts, level of education of professionals in health care system, recognition of the problem, quality of procedures, definition of treatment for trans persons, regulation of social and health care by the national legislative, inequalities and discrimination within health system, satisfaction with experts’ work and knowledge.

Hungary: The social exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Hungary

Name of the implementing organisation: Hatter Support Society for LGBT People in Hungary

Contact information:

1132 Budapest, Csanády u. 4/B,

Phone: +36-1-3292670


Contact persons: Tamás Dombos

Grant amount: 5000 EUR

Period of implementation: January 2012 – December 2014


The aim of the project is to publish the results of the “The Social Exclusion of LGBT People in Hungary 2010” research in the form of an English language summary report and five thematic reports focusing on issues related to the advocacy priorities of our organization. The topics are: parenting; violence; youth and education; workplace; and trans people. The key audience of the reports are policy makers and professionals. The release dates of the reports will coincide with important political and/ or scientific events (such as parliamentary debate on adoption, preparation of bill on gender recognition, national pedagogy conference, etc.)

FYR Macedonia: Legal and medical practices for transgender persons in the Republic of Macedonia

Name of the implementing organisation: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

Contact information:

Dame Gruev 8/5, P.O. Box 58,

1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Contact persons: Gordana Nestorovska

Grant amount: EUR 5000

Period of implementation: January – October 2012


The project was dedicated to establishing legal and medical practices and changes towards transgender people in Macedonia. This is an initial empowering of the transgender people which are completely invisible in the society. All data on the needs of the transgender people and legal and medical practice/procedures/legislation in the state institutions were put in a table as a check list. The Analyse and Recommendations that are produced would be presented to the transgender people, be publicly promoted in the media and presented and advocated with all relevant State Institutions.