Fleeing Homophobia

From Future Worlds Center Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Fleeing Homophobia
Fleeing Homophobia
Contract Title Fleeing Homophobia. Seeking Safety in Europe. Best Practices on the Legal Position of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Asylum Seekers in the EU Member States]]
Funding Agency European Refugee Fund and the Dutch Ministry of Justice



Corina Drousiotou, the head of the Humanitarian Affairs Unit and the Future Worlds Center’s senior Legal Advisor, was the national representative of Cyprus for the research project carried out by the VU Amsterdam University and the Federation of Dutch Associations for the Integration of Homosexuality, COC Netherlands. The subject of the project was Fleeing Homophobia. Seeking Safety in Europe. Best Practices on the Legal Position of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Asylum Seekers in the EU Member States. The project was funded by the European Refugee Fund and the Dutch Ministry of Justice. In order to gather all the necessary information, 26 asylum law experts wrote a report on the situation of LGBTI asylum seekers in their own country. Within the scope of the project, a final conference was organised in the Netherlands, as well as seven regional-national meetings in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Italy, Austria, France, Malta, and Cyprus. The Future Worlds Center, being the national representative for Cyprus on the project, organised a national seminar-training on LGBTI asylum seekers in Cyprus, in collaboration with UNHCR Cyprus, which was attended by eligibility officers of both the status determining authorities in Cyprus, the Asylum Service, and the Refugee Reviewing Authority.