Policy papers

This section contains a broad selection of ILGA-Europe's policy papers.

OSCE-ODIHR 2012 Hate Crimes Report: submission of information

Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the OSCE region - Country-by-country information.
The document below will provide the ODIHR with factual country-by-country data on homophobic and transphobic incidents recorded in 2012 in many countries of the OSCE region. A number of our member or partner organisations contributed actively towards the submission.

01/02/2013

ILGA-Europe's response to the European Commission’s request for input regarding the implementation of Article 9 of Council Directive 2000/78/EC

This submission, collated by ILGA-Europe, includes various concerns regarding the implementation of Article 9 of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. It also elaborates how the absence of class action and the NGO’s inability to pursue test cases without the identification of a victim limits the impact of the Directive.

Joint policy paper: Equality for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Europe, November 2012

In the framework of the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and ILGA-Europe have decided to focus on the situation of older LGBTI people in Europe. In a joint policy paper, the two NGOs suggest best practices and policy recommendations to help older LGBTI people going through those life stage transitions.

12/09/2012

ILGA-Europe’s Memorandum to the Cypriot Presidency of the European Union, July-December 2012

In July 2012, Cyprus took over the Presidency of the European Union. Read ILGA-Europe’s 4 key priorities for the Cypriot Presidency and download the whole Memorandum here.

02/03/2012

Green Paper on the right to family reunification of third-country nationals living in the European Union, February 2012

Read ILGA-Europe's general recommendations and download the full text of the contribution to the European Commission's Green Paper.

Public consultation on measures for improving the recognition of prescriptions issued in another Member State, January 2012

ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe jointly submitted input for a public consultation on measures for improving the recognition of prescriptions issued in another European Union Member State. Download the joint submission and read the key concerns here.

ILGA-Europe’s Memorandum to the Danish Presidency of the European Union, November 2011

In January 2012, Denmark will take over the Presidency of the European Union. Read ILGA-Europe’s 5 key priorities for the Danish Presidency and download the whole Memorandum here.

The recast of the EU asylum Procedure and Reception Directives, July 2011

Find and download this policy paper which builds on a previous policy paper published by ILGA-Europe in January 2011. Read moreover about the key demands from ILGA-Europe and what you as a member organisation can do.

“En-gendering the European Asylum Support Office” – Recommendations for the integration of a gender perspective into the work of the European Asylum Support Office, June 2011

Read the set of recommendations produced by a coalition formed by ILGA-Europe, the European Women’s Lobby and Amnesty International’s End Female Genital Mutilation European Campaign.

Report on gender discrimination in employment and access to goods and services - June 2011

Read and download the joint ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe monitoring report regarding access to goods and services (Directive 2004/113/EC) and employment and occupation (Directive 2006/54/EC) here.

ILGA-Europe's contribution to the Green Paper - April 2011

Less bureaucracy for citizens: Promoting free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil documents

Read ILGA-Europe's general recommendations and download the full text of the contribution to the European Commission's Green Paper.

ILGA-Europe's position on the Victims’ Rights Package - March 2011

Read the ILGA-Europe key points in the position paper ahead of the Victims’ Rights Package to be presented to the European Commisision in May 2011, and download the full text of the position paper.

ILGA-Europe's contribution to the Stakeholder consultation on possible EU measures in the area of paternity leave - February 2011

Read about ILGA-Europe's key recommendations and download the full text of the contribution.

ILGA-Europe policy paper: the recast of the EU legislation on asylum - January 2011

Read about ILGA-Europe's key demands and what ILGA-Europe and its members can do.

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