Joël Le Déroff
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Joël works on the implementation of ILGA-Europe’s strategy against homophobic and transphobic violence and hate speech, and on the EU asylum policy and the rights of LGBT asylum seekers. His tasks include monitoring the development of the EU, the Council of Europe and other institutions’ agendas in these fields, and the implementation of relevant European and national policies and legislations.He therefore works in contact with LGBT organisations addressing violence issues, European LGBT police officers’ groups, and other NGOs of the Human Rights field.
Joël has completed studies in political science and history and holds Master’s degrees in international economy and geopolitics.
From 2006 to 2009, he served in the Working Conditions department of the French Ministry of Labour, taking care of the supervision of public agencies operating in related areas, including the promotion of health at work and the implementation of European regulations.
Before joining ILGA-Europe, Joël was the elected delegate to European relations of the French think tank “Homosexualités et Socialisme” (HES), and a member of the executive committee of Rainbow Rose, the network of European LGBT social-democrats. He also served as co-delegates to European relations of the Paris-based NGOs federation Inter-LGBT.
Joël is orginally from France, and started working with ILGA-Europe on 1st September 2009.