Project : LGBT Project
 
General information
Title Combating discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (LGBT Project)
Project area Implementation in five to ten Council of Europe member states
Budget EUR 950 000 EUR
Funding VGovernment of Finland, Government of Germany, Government of Norway (seconded staff), further voluntary contributions pledged
Implementation Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department (LHRCB)
Duration 01/09/2011 - 31/12/2013 (28 months)

Overall objective:
To co-operate with up to ten Council of Europe member states in their efforts to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, in line with CM/Rec (2010)5.

Specific objectives; to:

• To carry out needs assessment studies as regards LGBT human rights in each of the beneficiary member state of the LGBT Project;

• To subsequently develop a more detailed project proposal, including action on beneficiary country level. The overall project will include:

- Awareness-raising activities among policy-makers, law-enforcement bodies, judiciary, the general public etc

- Training of specific target groups

- Reviews of national legal frameworks

- Organization of meetings for exchanges of experiences between Project beneficiary countries