Vision, mission, core values and strategic objectives

What is ILGA-Europe's vision, mission and core values? Find moreover the overall strategic objectives of ILGA-Europe here, and download the strategic plan for 2011-2013 for more details.

Vision, Mission and Values

ILGA-Europe’s vision is of a world freed from any form of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression; a world where the human rights of all are respected and everyone can live in equality and freedom.

ILGA-Europe’s mission is:

  • to act as a European voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression;
  • to promote the right to equality and freedom from discrimination by lobbying and advocacy, and by educating and informing the European and international institutions, media and civil society;
  • to strengthen the capacity of European human rights organisations fighting against sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression discrimination to work for equality through their involvement in advocacy, campaigning and networking, the exchange of best practice, the dissemination of information and capacity-building programmes

The core values of ILGA-Europe are:

  • Respect and recognition for the fundamental cultural, social and economic as well as civil and political human rights, with particular emphasis on equality and freedom from discrimination, gender equality and the right to self-determination.
  • International solidarity and solidarity with other discriminated groups of people, with mutual support in combating oppression and discrimination and fighting for equality both within Europe and with other regions of the world.
  • Full, democratic involvement of membership in the development of policies and transparency in accounting for actions taken.
  • Respect for diversity and accessibility among LGBT people and within society.


Strategic objective 1

Advancing the application of human rights standards and principles without discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression and working for full equality, in particular in relation to:

  • Asylum
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Freedom of assembly and association
  • Health
  • Homophobic and transphobic violence

Strategic objective 2

Enhancing the capacity of ILGA-Europe (members, board, staff) to achieve its mission by:

  • Strengthening the capacities of LGBTI organisations
  • Reflecting diversity of LGBTI communities in ILGA-Europe’s work
  • Consolidating ILGA-Europe’s capacity to advance the rights of trans and intersex people
  • Increasing the visibility of ILGA-Europe’s work at European level
  • Embedding the principle of organisational learning in ILGA-Europe


Download the Strategic Plan for 2011-2013 for more details here.

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