On 12 January, the FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, met Kees van Baar, the Human Rights Ambassador of the Netherlands.
On 7 November, FRA took part in the 1st ‘Inter*Conference’ to mark the Intersex Solidarity Day at the Vienna City Council in Austria.
On 10 October, FRA took part in the Conference on Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives to Social and Economic Problems of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Individuals which took place in Istanbul, Turkey.
FRA was invited to present the EU LGBT survey findings at the expert group meeting on measuring the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in New York on 16-17 September.
This year’s International Youth Day is a good time to remind us of the suffering many young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people face daily. FRA research has revealed high levels of discrimination and violence towards young LGBTI people, underlining the need for targeted responses to put a halt to the fear and isolation many endure.
The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has developed a new training module on ‘Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation’ for EU and international protection case officers and policy/decision makers.
FRA participated at the ESRA conference from 13th to 17th July in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference gathered survey researchers from Europe and beyond to present and discuss recent developments related to the methodological aspects of survey research.
On 19 June, FRA took part in the international conference on ‘Freedom of Speech and Assembly: A world perspective in a narrative’.
FRA contributed to two online seminars in May organised by the European Police College, CEPOL, that were aimed at law enforcement officers.
FRA research covering transgender health was discussed at the first conference of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health in Ghent from 12-14 March.