European Commission, ‘Final report 2015-2019 on the list of actions to advance LGBTI equality’, 2020
European Commission (Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers), ‘Final report 2015-2019 on the list of actions to advance LGBTI equality’, June 2020
In December 2015, the Commission presented the ‘List of actions to advance LGBTI equality’ to the Council and the European Parliament. This was its response to a European Parliament resolution and a joint call from Member States to step up efforts to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In its conclusions on LGBTI equality in June 2016, the Council called on the
Commission to report on the implementation of the list of actions every year. In February 2017, at a High-Level Ministerial Conference held under the Maltese Presidency of the EU, the Commission presented its first report covering 2016. A second report, covering 2017, was presented on 1 March 2018, Zero-Discrimination Day, at a meeting of the High-Level Group on Non-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity. A third report covering 2018 was presented at a meeting of the High-Level Group on Non-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity on 20 March 2019. This fourth and final report summarises the measures taken by the Commission in 2019. Sections I-VI reflect the original list of actions, while Section VII covers advancements made at the level of the Member States. In addition, a more extensive concluding Section VIII is included that looks back at the progress made over the four years during which the Commission implemented the list of actions.