The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Canadian Embassy in Vienna held a panel discussion at the Agency on 1 December on the challenges lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees face.
On 21 November, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth brought together policy makers, experts, health workers, insurance companies and civil society representatives to discuss socio-economic and medical developments in dealing with transsexualism and trans identity.
The 17th Roundtable of the European LGBTI governmental focal points network took place from 17 to 18 November in Strasbourg.
The Agency took part in meetings of the European Governmental LGBTI Focal Point Network in Strasbourg on 17 and 18 November.
On 30 September, the Agency took part in an EU intergovernmental good practice exchange seminar on legislation and policies on gender identity and sex characteristics.
On 29 September, the Agency held a side event on the rights of LGBTI youth and children during the OSCE’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.
On 6 August, the FRA Director Michael O Flaherty joined Commissioner Jourová during the Europride 2016 festival as part of the launch of the EU campaign to raise awareness and increase the social acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people.
FRA provided input from its Compendium of good practices for tackling Hate Crime to a roundtable event on 1 July in Budapest on combating LGBTI hate cime. The event was organised by the UNI-FORM project that gathers participants from 10 EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, UK, Ireland, Malta, Belgium, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
On 9 June, FRA shared findings from its LGBTI work with Croatian Parliamentary Committees which were discussing the fundamental rights of transgender people in Croatia.