Europe of Minorities

About the Project

The project, “The Europe of minorities: impact of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to gays and lesbians, transexuals and migrants” aimed at enabling exchange of experience with combating discrimination of LGBT people and migrants in the Austria, Italy, Great Britain and Cyprus.

In a series of working conferences in Bologna, London and Vienna, representatives from partner organisations and other selected experts presented their experiences as well as good practise models. The working conferences were focussing on issues like how to carry through a case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), on the impact of ECHR’s case law, on the role of institutions, equality bodies, NGOs and on effective remedies and strategies in combating discrimination.
A closing conference in Bologna in June 2010 aimed at presenting the findings of the working conferences as well as good practise examples to a wider public.

Project Data

Country: Austria, Italy, Great Britain, Cyprus
Persons involved: Barbara Liegl (Project leader), Katrin Wladasch (Researcher)
Contact persons: Barbara Liegl
Lead Organisation: Arcigay, Associazione Lesbica e Gay Italiana, Bologna
Project start: 10/2009
Project end: 06/2010
Project completed: Yes
Funded by: European Commission, DG Education and Culture
Programme Line LBI-GMR: Asylum and Migration, (In-)Equalities and Non-Discrimination