Study visit to EU institutions, 23-25 May 2012

On 23-25 May 2012 ILGA-Europe organised a study visit to EU institutions for 9 LGBT activists from Western Balkans and Turkey.

A one day preparatory training session was also organised as part of the visit in order to equip the participants with relevant knowledge on EU institutions (their structure, mandate and competences) and skills to approach them and advocate for the rights of LGBTI people.
During the visit, the activists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey met with high level officials at the European External Action Service; DG Enlargement and DG Justice. They have participated in the DG Enragement consultations on 2012 Progress Reports and had bilateral side meetings with all country units.

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