17 December 2012, Tirana (Albania): The launching of the "Action Plan of
Measures for non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender
identity" took place in Tirana, organized by the Albanian Government, as part
of the LGBT Project.
14 – 15 December 2012, Budva (Montenegro): the Seminar on Police
Training relating to LGBT issues, organized by the LGBT Project, took place
in Budva and brought together the six partner countries of the Council of
Europe LGBT Project: Council of Europe country coordinators, a
representative from each Ministry of Interior, Heads of Police Training and
relevant NGOs. The objective of the seminar was to look at various methods
and determine best practices for further police training.
13 December 2012, Belgrade (Serbia): The start-up conference of the
Council of Europe LGBT Project in Serbia took place in Belgrade and gather
national stakeholders working in the field of LGBT issues. The report of
this conference will soon be available.
27 September 2012, Oslo, partner states seminar. The seminar was
organised as a workshop and aimed at helping partner countries to define their
action plans. This workshop was
organised in Oslo by the LGBT project team.
18 July 2012, Warsaw (Poland). The start-up conference of the
Council of Europe
Project in Poland was held in Warsaw and gathered national stakeholders
working in the field of LGBT issues. The report of this conference will soon
29 March 2012, Strasbourg, partner states seminar. The seminar was
organised as a workshop aimed at sharing experiences, progress, obstacles and
defining goals and activities for every partner country. This workshop was
organised in Strasbourg by the LGBT project team supported
by the LGBT expert, Dennis Van der Veur.
26 March 2012, Strasbourg, preliminary meetings with the Serbian
15 March 2012, Riga (Latvia), preliminary meetings with Latvian
representatives of the Ombusperson Office, of the Ministry of Culture and
officials from other relevant Ministries and NGOs.
6 March 2012, Warsaw (Poland), preliminary meetings with the Polish Government
Plenipotentiary and representatives of relevant Ministries, the Human Rights
Defenders Office and NGOs, in presence of Mr Ralf-René Weingärtner, Director,
Directorate of Human Rights and Antidiscrimination of the Council of Europe.
15-16 February 2012, Rome (Italy),
official launching conference opened by
the Minister of Labour, Social policies and Equal Opportunities Elsa Fornero
and attended by several high representatives of State entities, Senate,
Ministries, Ombudsperson and NGOs.
6-7 February 2012, Tirana (Albania),
official launching conference chaired by Vice
Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Filoretta Kodra and
attended by relevant stakeholders: Ministries, Ombudsperson, local
authorities and NGOs.
1-2 February 2012, Podgorica
(Montenegro), official launching conference, attended by
Blanka Radosevic-Marovic, Deputy Minister for Human and Minorities Rights and
representatives of Ministries, Ombudsperson and NGO representatives .
15 December 2011, Strasbourg, preliminary meetings with the Albanian
representatives: Ms Etleva Sheshi (Head of Sector for Gender Equality and
Measures Against Domestic Violence, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and
Equal Opportunities) and Ms Dorina Cuci (Specialist, Sector of Projects and
International Relations, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal
25 November 2011, Bern (Switzerland),
the LGBT-project was presented to the Informal Network of Governmental
LGBT Focal Point by the Project Manager. The
presentation was followed by a discussion and bilateral talks with
representatives of potential partner countries.
17 November 2011, Strasbourg, preliminary meetings with the Italian
17 November 2011, Strasbourg, preliminary meetings with Montenegrin
27 to 30 October 2011, Turin (Italy),
the LGBT Project Manager attended the
15th ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference
and presented the project during the session on European front runners on LGBT policies. On
the sidelines bilateral talks were conducted with NGO representatives from a
high number of potential partner countries.