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Policy context

The Commission is committed to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. For this purpose the Commission has elaborated a List of Actions to advance LGBTI Equalitypdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  to be implemented during the period 2016-2019.

Publications

Recent publications focused on LGBTI:

More reports focused on the situation of LGBT across Europe have been published by the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO) and the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET).

Data collection

The most recent Eurobarometer on Discrimination survey, carried out in the 28 EU Member States and published by the European Commission in October 2015, revealed that

  • 58% of Europeans believe that discrimination based on sexual orientation is widespread (12 percentage points higher than in 2012).
  • 56% of Europeans believe that discrimination based on gender identity is widespread (11 percentage points higher than in 2012).

The previous Eurobarometer on Discrimination in the EU was carried out in 2012.

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