ACTIVITIES

 

  • 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 LGBT 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 be available.
  • 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 representatives.
  • 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 Opportunities)
  • 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 representatives.
  • 17 November 2011, Strasbourg, preliminary meetings with Montenegrin representatives.
  • 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.