2013

Winter 2013-2014

In this edition:

  • Silvan Agius, ILGA-Europe’s Policy Director, provides an overview of the current legal recognition of LGBTI families in Europe. While significant legal progress has been achieved, there is no room for complacency: new challenges are emerging and the main battle ahead is to win the hearts and minds of Europe.
  • ILGA-Europe's policy and key demands in the area of family.
  • Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, highlights the evolution of the concept of family in Europe and argues that the welfare and interests of children will be enhanced by the legal recognition of LGBTI families.
  • Agnes Uhereczky is the Director of COFACE, the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union. She highlights the changing nature of family in Europe and the needs for universal inclusive European policies. She also talks about steps taken by her organisation to engage with LGBTI families.
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