Perspectives on the new LGBTI strategy announced by the European Commission
In this newsletter, we would like to start by providing you with an overview of the existing legal framework and current political processes at EU level as well as the situation of LGBTI persons in the EU member states.
Subsequently, two contributions will outline requirements for the announced strategy from a legal and civil society point of view. The focus is on the EU-wide recognition of rainbow families as well as the increasing attacks on and incitement to hatred against LGBTI persons. The ensuing article provides an excursus on another organisation, the Council of Europe, which adopted the world’s first instrument to combat discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity ten years ago.
Finally, we present an overview of existing LGBTI action plans at national level.