On 29 of June 2023, Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of the National LGBT rights organization LGL, participated in a discussion on LGBTIQ rights ahead of the 2024 elections, organized at the European Parliament in Brussels.
What has the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy changed in practice? What issues were advanced, and which still need to be addressed? What will be the future of LGBTIQ rights in a forthcoming Parliament, when its composition is unclear and its majority uncertain? What is missing from the EU’s legislative and policy toolbox to really make the EU an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone in practice?
These and other issues were discussed at an event drawing guidelines for future LGBTIQ human rights policy with members of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and international and civil society organizations.