The Council of Europe LGBT Project
The overall, and long term, goal of the Council of Europe LGBT project is to contribute to
the improvement of the quality of life among LGBT people in Europe. This will be
achieved by supporting the governments in 5 to 10 partner member states in their
efforts to develop a forceful, cross-sectoral LGBT policy, strengthening human
rights for LGBT people, and supporting the national fight against discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Recommendation (2010) 5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on
measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender
identity constitutes the main framework for the project.
In line with this, and within the limits set by available funds1, the project
aims to support a spectrum of measures and activities, according to the needs
and priorities in each country.
The project, anchored to the Council of Europe, DG II Democracy, will focus on relevant measures and activities with a view of developing national strategies.
Its lenght is 28 months, running from September 2011 until the end of 2013.
The project team in Strasbourg
- Eleni TSETSEKOU, Project Co-ordinator
- Bastiaan Winkel
- Kerttu Tarjamo
1 The project is funded by volontary
contribution from members states: at present, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands,
Norway,Sweden, Switzerland, United-Kingdom.