Study Visit to EU for LGBT activists from the Western Balkans and Turkey, June 2010
On 24 and 25 of June, 10 LGBT activists from the Western Balkans and Turkey participated in the study visit organised by ILGA-Europe.
The study visit aimed to increase the knowledge of the activists on EU institutions and on the advocacy opportunities offered by those institutions as well as to give them an opportunity to raise the concerns of LGBT people in their respective countries with different EU officials.
During the study visit the activists participated in the consultations on the European Commission’s 2010 Progress Reports and have met with relevant desk officers at the European Commission. They have also been introduced to the work of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT rights and met with MEPs. Meetings took place also with relevant officials at the Belgian Permanent Representation to EU and at the Human Rights Unit of DG External Relations of the European Commission.
ILGA-Europe organises annually study visits to EU for LGBT activists from accession and pre-accession countries.