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.
ILGA-Europe has since July 2001 facilitated a EU Network with activists from the European Union countries.
Read more about the network and its activities 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.
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! 202 out of 754 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 follows the European Union accession process in 8 of the 9 aspirant countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
Read about the EU Enlargement in general and about the work we are doing in the 8 countries.
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.