The research was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
It comes after the European Parliament’s calls for the European Commission to produce a roadmap. 
Michael Cashman MEP, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup, commented on the development: "An LGBT Roadmap would ensure the Commission, the Council and the Parliament are effectively committed to equality across all EU activities."
The European Parliament is now awaiting the results of a survey by the Fundamental Rights Agency on the situation of LGBT people in the EU and Croatia, due in the first half of 2013.
The study can be accessed here
 Roadmaps are policy documents that summarise and plan EU action on a given topic over several years. Similar documents include an EU Strategy for equality between women and men 2010-2015 the European Disability Strategy; or the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies.