Dear Secretariat General,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
All documents, correspondence about the decision to have an EU Commission boat in Europride 2016 Amsterdam canal pride, including the legal basis.
Dear Mr Dohle,
Thank you for your email dated 14/02/2016 concerning your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately you have not indicated your postal address that is required for registering and handling your confirmatory request in line with the procedural requirements.
Could you please confirm your postal address?
Viktoriastr. 46 - 52066 Aachen - Germany
Thank you very much.
Unit SG.B.4 (Rc) – Transparency
Dear Secretariat General,
Dear M. Dohle,
Thank you for your e-mail dated 16/02/2016. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 17/02/2016 under reference number GestDem 2016/758.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days.
The time limit will expire on 09/03/2016. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
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Team Access to Documents
Unit B4 - Transparency
Dear Mr. Dohle,
I refer to your email of 14 February 2014 (ref Gestdem 2016/758)
requesting access to documents under Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
In the above mentioned message you request access to documents related to
the decision of the European Commission to participate at Europride 2016
with a boat at the Amsterdam Canal Parade, including the legal basis.
The European Commission promotes the values of equality and
non-discrimination which are mentioned in the Treaty and raises awareness
of existing EU legislation with specific campaigns and other communication
activities.^[^ Between 2003 and 2010, the “For Diversity. Against
Discrimination” (FDAD) information campaign run by the European Commission
aimed to make Europeans aware of their rights and responsibilities in the
field of discrimination under the EU Equal Treatment Directives. It was
funded through PROGRESS, the EU’s employment and social solidarity
According to Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union "the Union is
founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy,
equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the
rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the
Member States in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination,
tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail"
Article 21 of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the European Union
stipulates that any discrimination based on any ground such as sex or
sexual orientation shall be prohibited.
Several adopted EU Directives address discrimination on the grounds of
sexual orientation or mention explicitly the grounds of sexual
orientation, including the Employment Equality Directive or the Victims of
The participation of the European Commission at the Europride 2016 is part
of a wider EU awareness raising campaign to combat and prevent the
discrimination of LGBTI people. The campaign is one of the activities
included in the 'List of Actions to Advance LGBTI Equality' that was
published by the European Commission on 7 December 2015.
None of the activities of the campaign, including the participation at the
Europride 2016, seek to promote civil partnerships, gay marriage, same-sex
adoption or any other issue related to substantive family law, which is
the exclusive competence of the Member States. The aim of the campaign is
to improve social acceptance of LGBTI people and raise awareness of
existing EU legislation.
I am pleased to inform you that access can be granted to you the following
* The Commission's official request to the organisers of the Amsterdam
Canal Pared to participate at the Europride 2016
I must remind you that none of the documents disclosed can be reproduced
or disseminated for commercial purposes unless the Commission has first
Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers
Unit D3 – Non-discrimination policies and Roma coordination