Combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity


Strategy and working methods

The core aim of the Council of Europe LGBT project is to support the implementation of CM Recommendation (2010) 5 in its partner countries. The framework developed for this purpose takes into account the significant differences between the partner countries. The same procedure is followed with all partner member states: (1) a formal written agreement; (2) a preparatory meeting providing a dialogue between representatives of the Council of Europe project and the responsible national ministry/entity; (3) a start-up conference; (4) development of an Action Plan; (5) launch of the Action Plan; (6) implementation of the Action Plan..

Relevant ministries, other national/local authorities and NGOs are encouraged to present at the start-up conference their assessment of

  • the present situation for the LGBT-population
  • the most urgent challenges
  • the goals to be set
  • the most important activities in order to reach these goals and meet the challenges


The project works actively with the partner countries to complete these procedures.