LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Second round of Review of the Council of Europe Recommendation on LGBT Rights

The recommendations, adopted in 2010, where first reviewed in 2013, and 2018/19 the second round of the review will be organised by the Council of Europe.

Currently ILGA-Europe support grantees in 11 European countries under the second round of review of the implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation on LGBT Rights CM (2010)5. The recommendations, adopted in 2010, were first reviewed in 2013, and in 2018/19 the second round of the review will be organised by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The scope of the call is:

  • to contribute to the effective monitoring of the implementation of the Recommendation (2010)5 by member states
  • to increase the capacity of LGBTI organisations to carry out evidence-based advocacy in Europe, particularly in relation to the implementation of the Recommendation (2010)5.

The proposed grants should help organisations to dialogue with their governments on the assessment of the current state of implementation of the Recommendation. The grants should also ensure that grantees will provide country reports based on their documentation to the Council of Europe, while ILGA-Europe will provide a summary of the overall position. The review process offers an opportunity to work with governments, asking for a meeting to assess implementation together and engage them in a process of identifying next steps that can be taken to improve implementation.  

The duration of the projects under this call is from March to October 2018. The projects are being implemented in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, FYRoM, Poland, Portugal, Serbia. 

More details and information about the first round of Review of the Council of Europe Recommendation on LGBT Rights can be accessed here.