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1 Combating Homophobia. Local Policies for Equality on the grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. A European White Paper White Paper Presentation April 2011 Joan Subirats Barcelona

2 index 1. Background of the project 2. Aims of the White Paper 3. Methodology - Research on experiences and networks - Choosing good practices 4. Context 5. Areas of intervention 6. Possible policy target groups 7. General reflections Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011

3 Background of the project Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

4 Background of the project - Despite advances, LGBT people continue to be the object of discrimination. - The role of public administrations, a crucial factor. - Municipal councils have an important and specific task. - Local administrations often do not know how to act to fight LGBT discrimination. Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

5 Aims of the White paper Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

6 Aims of the White paper - To reinforce the commitment of local councils to promote LGTB equality - By providing references for successful local policies. - To promote the implementation of policies aimed at combating LGTB discrimination at a local level. Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

7 Methodology Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

8 Methodology - Absence of previous studies on this issue at a European level. - The recommendations and good practices, based on two sources: case studies, and research on experiences and networks. Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

9 Research on experiences and networks Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

10 Research on experiences and networks - The aim was to locate experiences with LGBT policies. - The fieldwork was based on a survey form addressed to municipal governments. - A total of 107 experiences were compiled. Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

11 Choosing good practices Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

12 Choosing good practices - Good practices: public policies that can be considered as a point of reference because they are innovative, successful and transferable. - Chosen from among: the case studies, the experiences and networks good practices were selected. Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

13 Context Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

14 Context 1. Legislation and public policies in the EU 2. Attitudes of European citizens towards homosexuality 3. Areas of intervention 4. Possible policy target groups Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

15 Areas of intervention Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

16 Areas of intervention - Local Administration - Hate Crime and Hate Speech - Family - Education - Employment - Health - Culture and Media - Sports - Religious institutions Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

17 Possibly police target groups - Transgender people - Elderly LGBT - Immigrant and ethnic minority LGBT people Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats april 2011 background / aims / methodology / research / good practices / context / areas intervention / target

18 Combating Homophobia Joan Subirats Barcelona


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