December 6, 2022

IGLYO and ILGA-Europe Policy Brief on LGBTQI Young People in the EU

Advocacy, Statements, IGLYO

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LGBTQI Young People in the EU

A joint analysis of FRA’s 2nd LGBTI survey by IGLYO and ILGA-Europe

IGLYO and ILGA-Europe just launched their Policy Brief focusing on the experiences of LGBTI youth in Europe, based on the most relevant data from the Second EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) LGBTI Survey. Results show that LGBTQI young people experience higher rates of hate-motivated violence.

A significant number of EU citizens continue to experience discrimination, inequalities and violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics (SOGIGESC). These problems undermine fundamental EU values and show how some Member States have failed to effectively protect the rights of all citizens.

In 2019, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) conducted the second round of the LGBTI Survey, which shows how LGBTI people experience their human and fundamental rights in daily life across Europe. For the first time, the survey included the experiences of LGBTI people under 18, and determined that young people (aged 15-24) experience some of the highest levels of discrimination across all age groups included in this research, as well as higher rates of hate-motivated violence. The survey results notably show that this violence includes attacks and harassment, happens either in schools or is perpetrated by school peers, and has especially alarming rates for trans and intersex children and young people.

In the new ‘Intersections: The LGBTI Survey II – Youth Analysis‘ briefing, the second of ILGA-Europe’s ‘Intersections’ series, we at IGLYO have collaborated with ILGA-Europe to elaborate on existing analysis of the FRA LGBTI Survey II, and summarise the most relevant data about the experiences of LGBTI youth in Europe. To understand the challenges faced by young people, we created sub-populations of respondents aged 15-24, 15-17 and 18-24, and compared them with all respondents to the survey.

Download the Policy Brief

For more information, please get in touch with IGLYO’s Policy & Research Manager Ru Ávila Rodríguez at



Based on this analysis, ILGA-Europe and IGLYO recommend that States and institutions:


Key Data from our joint Policy Brief with ILGA-Europe

Below is a summary of key data on LGBTQI youth to be found in our joint Policy Brief with ILGA-Europe, where we analyse the data from the FRA LGBTI Survey II:


Key data on LGBTQI youth from FRA’s website on youth

Below is a summary of key data on LGBTQI youth from the FRA LGBTI Survey II to be found on FRA’s website on youth:



IGLYO — The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation is the world’s largest LGBTQI youth and student network, counting more than 100 Member Organisations in over 40 countries across the Council of Europe Region. IGLYO’s mission is to strengthen the rights of LGBTQI youth, fight for equality and inclusion, and empower LGBTQI youth voices. IGLYO achieves this through international events, capacity building, thematic research, advocacy campaigns, and more. You can learn more about IGLYO on

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