Working with the European Institutions
Find information about initiatives from ILGA-Europe and how we are currently working with the European institutions – the European Union, the Council of Europe and Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
ILGA-Europe is determined to act as a European voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
Therefore ILGA-Europe is working closely with the European institutions in order to promote the right to equality and freedom from discrimination and enhance the appreciation of diversity by lobbying and advocacy.
In the past years ILGA-Europe has worked on specific initiatives – find more information about our work on…
- The European Union Anti-Discrimination Directive
- Be Bothered – European Parliament 2009-2014
- European Union Enlargement
- The European Union's external relations
- ILGA-Europe lobbying the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe)
Find also information about our work in the European institutions within the different issues that ILGA-Europe is working on. See more here.
Want general information about the European institutions? Read more here.
In March 2010 the 47 member states of the Council of Europe agreed to take a broad range of measures to combat sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. These measures are set out in a Council of Europe Recommendation, which is the world's first comprehensive intergovernmental agreement on the rights of LGBT people.
Between 22-25 May 2014, EU citizens decide who will represent them in the European Parliament.
ILGA-Europe's Come Out campaign aims to mobilise support for human rights and LGBTI equality among the candidates for next European Parliament and European Commission, and to energise its member organisations and individuals across Europe to vote.
Find out what this proposed Directive is about, why ILGA-Europe fully supports the adoption, and what this Directive has to do with you.
UPDATE! 200 out of 766 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have so far signed the Be Bothered! Pledge, which is more than 26% of the MEPs.
ILGA-Europe's 'Be Bothered' campaign aims to mobilise support for human rights among the Members of the European Parliament. The campaign kicked off during the elections for the European Parliament in 2009, and ILGA-Europe keeps on promoting a human rights friendly European Parliament.
ILGA-Europe is involved in the Enlargement process of the European Union.
Read about the about the work we are doing on the process for 7 of the 8 candidate countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
ILGA-Europe monitors the European Union’s relations with third countries in order to ensure that an LGBTI perspective is included in relevant agreements and policies.
Find in this section resources related to hate crime and information on ILGA-Europe's advocacy work at the OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-orperation in Europe.