On November 2020, the European Commission adopted its first-ever LGBTIQ Strategy. This ambitious policy document is a major landmark for the protection of LGBTIQ people all over the European Union. It contains important commitments and proposals for achieving LGBTIQ equality, including on key topics such as access to health, artificial intelligence, parenthood recognition between Member States, and intersectionality. The Strategy also identifies equality bodies as essential actors for ensuring that discrimination against LGBTIQ people is tackled, while stating that EU legislation might be introduced in 2022 to strengthen their role.
An important next step for the Strategy will be to ensure its effective implementation. Strategic collaboration between stakeholders will be key, including EU institutions, Member States, civil society and equality bodies. This online roundtable will explore how to best collaborate for a successful implementation of the LGBTIQ Strategy, in order to achieve equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people in the European Union.
The roundtable, which took place online on 31 March, aimed to identify:
The event was livestreamed on Equinet’s Facebook page, and can be accessed here.
For a summary of the main issues raised, read the Roundtable Report here.
Equinet is committed to make all its gatherings, events, conferences and seminars as safe and inclusive as possible for everyone. Our safer space policy was used for guidance on how we ensured a space where everyone felt welcomed and comfortable to share their ideas, contribute, and meaningfully engage with others.
If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Moana Genevey, Policy Officer (Moana.Genevey@equineteurope.org).