FRA took part in the conference in Brussels on ‘Health in Europe: Making it fairer’ as rapporteur for the working group session ‘Health of People in vulnerable situations’.
On 27 November, FRA took part in a panel discussion on the situation of LGBT people in Europe at the 'Haus der EU' in Vienna, focusing primarily on the situation in Austria.
The FRA today (26 November) presented the results of its LGBT survey at a European Parliament workshop, which aimed at shedding light on the situation of lesbians in Europe, with a particular emphasis on violence and harassment, and their legal situation.
On 6 November, FRA participated in a European Parliament event on ‘Achieving the right of health of LGBTI people’.
FRA took part in a ‘good practice exchange seminar’ organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 10-11 October which focused on public policies promoting fundamental rights of LGBT people.
Vienna’s LGBT anti-discrimination office ‘is an excellent example of what cities and local authorities more generally can effectively and concretely do to promote and protect fundamental rights, including the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,’ said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum on 3 October. He was giving the keynote speech at a conference celebrating 15 years of Vienna’s LGBT anti-discrimination office (‘Antidiskriminierungsstelle für gleichgeschlechtliche und transgender Lebensweisen - WASt’), the first such office of its kind in Austria.
FRA's latest opinion on the impact of EU equality legislation notes how people continue to face discrimination in their daily lives despite the considerable progress in terms of policies and laws nationally and EU-wide.
On 24 August, FRA presented the results from Germany of its EU-wide survey on hate crime and discrimination by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to the German Federal Ministry of Justice during the Ministry’s Open Doors event in the presence of Minister Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger.
On 19 June, FRA presented the findings of the EU LGBT Survey during an academic discussion under the title 'Is Sexual Diversity Dividing Europe?’ at the University of Amsterdam pointing to the fear, isolation and discrimination that are common in Europe’s LGBT community.
On 5 June, a seminar on FRA's EU LGBT survey was held in the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki to examine how the findings apply to the national context.