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Come Forward!

GES is a member of a transnational team that in the framework of a project selected by the Directorate General of Justice of the European Commission will work between 2016 and 2018 to reinforce the capacities of the civil society, of public institutions and of the very victims in order to increase the number of complaints against hate crimes on homophobic and transphobic crimes in a number of European countries. The project's name is Come Forward!

 

Freedom to conduct a business

The Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA) has just published a report about the creation of businesses in the European Union which the same as with other other previous reports from the same Agency about issues related to fundamental rights collects the contributions of the different working teams that the Agency has in the different Member States. In the case of Spain, the FRA's report points out as an obstacle against the full use of this right the difficulties to access to financial capitals as well as the increasing trend towards the creacion of microcompanies in a context of economioc crisis, a process which also encounters its own difficulties, amog which the existence of horizontal and vertical discrimination. The report also identifies the specific difficulties which migrants encounter when trying to create enterprises of their own and the problems to guarantee the right to the freedom to oonduct business at the courts. See the full report here:  

 

New contract for counselling and technical advice

Under the leadership of the association Avaluem, members of GES will take part in the counselling and technical advice to the Barcelona town council with a view to assess the projects submited to the 2006 call for projects of international cooperation. 

 

The fundamental rights of the LGTB persons

The Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA) has just published the summary report of a reserch that was conducted in 2013 in different Member States of the European Union regarding the fundamental rights of the LGTB persons. This summary report collects much information from the Spanish report, which was drawn up by the MPDL, the Gabinet d'Estudis Socials and the Instituto Europeo de Derecho. Exhaustive information can be found at:

 


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