The University of Brescia is an Italian public research university
located in Brescia which was officially established in
The University of Brescia is now a medium-size university and offers
quality programs and competitive research in areas related to Health, Law, Engineering and
The University’s aim is to improve, continuously, the quality of life of the people and the environment of Brescia, Italy, and the world at large, by generating integrated cultural and technical knowledge and by providing training and tools to address the challenges of our times. The Department of Law of the University of Brescia is the coordinator of the project Come Forward.
Çavaria is an umbrella organisation with more than 120
Those associations are offered support, involvement and training and together
they form the LGBT community. Furthermore the equal opportunity
targets the broad
society. Çavaria stands up for LGBT people by operating on the structural level.
Çavaria conducts campaigns, informs,
sensibilizes, lobbies and
The Holebifoon is a free and anonymous help and information line.
It offers help to LGBT people and their environment and acts as a hotline for
incidents of discrimination.
Zizo-magazine is the flagship of çavaria, on paper as well as online.
GLAS is a non-governmental organization which aims to deliver positive change for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bulgaria, ensuring full equality and protection from
all forms of discrimination. Our vision is of full participation of LGBTI people in all
aspects of life and society. GLAS foundation, established in 2014, focuses on headline
targets like positive representation of the LGBTI community in the society, working with
parents of gay people and holding public campaigns combating homophobic hate crimes and
promoting tolerance and acceptance. We are currently involved in several campaigns for
changing social acceptance and preventing homophobic bullying and hate speech and working on
the launch of the first Bulgarian Association of Rainbow Businesses, aiming at establishing
workplace diversity and equality for LGBT employees.
Zagreb Pride, a queer-feminist and anti-fascist organization, strives towards
an active society of solidarity, equality, equity and social justice, which is
through the deconstruction of the patriarchy in all its forms, whilst acknowledging
every person’s right to self-determination, self-identification and self-definition.
Through education, research, advocacy, empowerment and direct action, Zagreb Pride
struggles for rights of LGBTIQ individuals and community, non-normative families,
and society as a whole, and works on the elimination of all forms of
discrimination based on the full promotion, respect and protection of human
Háttér Society, founded in 1995, is the largest LGBTQI NGO in Hungary.
It operates an information and counselling hotline, an in person counselling
a legal aid service, an HIV/AIDS prevention program and an archive documenting
the history of the LGBTQI movement in Hungary.
Besides its core activities Háttér regularly participates in research and
training projects and is actively involved in lobbying for advancing the rights
of LGBTQI people through legal change.
Háttér is an active member of the Hungarian NGO coalition
Working Group Against Hate Crimes.
The National LGBT* Rights Organization LGL is the sole civil society
organization in Lithuania, exclusively working in the field of LGBT* human rights.
With the view of combating the negative phenomenon of anti-LGBT* hate crimes
and hate speech, the organization seeks to enhance the capacities of the national
stakeholders through the targeted trainings, public consultations and advocacy work.
It also provides legal and financial support for the victims of anti-LGBT* hate
Finally, the association LGL encourages the members of the local LGBT* community
to report the experienced instances of hate speech and hate crimes to the
competent national authorities through the targeted awareness raising measures.
Lambda Warsaw is the most experienced Polish LGBT rights organization (est. 1997).
Lambda’s mission is to a create a social space for constructing a positive identity of
the LGBT community. Lambda’s primary field of work is providing support services
and advocating for equal rights for members of LGBT community.
Activities related to hate crime include, inter alia:
(1) providing support services for LGBT people, including: telephone, email, messenger, and face-to-face psychological and legal counselling;
(2) emergency housing;
(3) research and monitoring;
(4) building capacity of police and victim support service providers;
(5) coordinating the work of the Coalition Against Bias Crimes;
(6) advocating for change of laws and improved support services.
Lambda Warsaw is the scientific leader of the project Come Forward.
Love Does Not Exclude Association — Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza is a national
non-governmental organization committed to introducing marriage equality in Poland.
Our goal is to ensure the right to marry for all, regardless of their sexual
orientation and gender identity.
We believe that full equality means marriage equality for all.
We believe that all families have the right to be happy, safe and respected.
We believe that Love Does Not Exclude.
Love Does Not Exclude was founded in 2009 (at first as an informal group) by a team
of activists, volunteers and allies committed to securing full equality for LGBT+
persons, especially in terms of their right to marry. Based in Warsaw, we work on a
national level, cooperating with several LGBT+ organizations as well as other
groups, institutions and individuals who share our ideals of equality.
Our goals are:
To educate and to promote the idea of marriage equality in Poland
To build a community of allies, public persons, non-governmental organizations and
political parties supporting the right to marry for all
To support and strengthen the LGBT+ community in Poland
To gather knowledge and know-how
To create legal tools for preparing the introduction of marriage equality law in
Galop is the UK’s LGBT anti-violence organisation.
It provides specialist support, advice and assistance to people facing hate crime,
domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Its services are independent and community led.
It also works to improve the response to anti-LGBT violence and abuse through research,
training, campaigning, and providing information resources for professionals.
Galop has been working to challenge violence and abuse against LGBT people for 35 years.
Find out more about its work at Galop.org.uk.
TENI is a non-profit organisation supporting the trans community in Ireland. TENI
seeks to improve the situation and advance the rights and equality of trans people
and their families. Our Vision is an Ireland where trans people are understood,
accepted and respected, and can participate fully in all aspects of Irish society.
Ireland remains a place where it can be difficult for trans people to lead safe,
healthy and full lives. TENI is dedicated to ending transphobia, including stigma,
discrimination and inequality and continues in the struggle for social, political
and legal recognition of trans people in Ireland.
TENI engages in activities that promote the equality and well-being of trans people
in Ireland. We work nationally in four main areas: healthcare, employment, education
and legislation. There are three strands to our work:
Support: We offer a range of support services that aim to increase the well-being of trans people and their families by providing support that mitigates common experiences of isolation, misunderstanding and exclusion.
Advocacy: We advocate across legal, medical, societal and political structures to ensure that policy development and legislative reform reflects the positive recognition of trans inclusion, rights and equality.
Education: We provide workshops and trainings that increase awareness, understanding and inclusion of trans issues across key sectors of Irish society
Legebitra is an NGO in Slovenia working in areas of social welfare,
health, youth and awareness raising. Our mission is to improve
the position of and relation to LGBT persons on diverse levels and
in diverse areas of society. By ensuring safe space and through dissemination
of relevant and accurate information we aim to educate and raise awareness,
while at the same time we also try to draw attention to inequalities in Slovenian
society. Our target groups are LGBT persons and other groups and individuals in order
to actively impact the process of social inclusion of LGBT persons.
For more visit www.legebitra.si or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Ljubljana is very active in national and international research
and educational programmes, and creates almost half of the research results of
It is currently involved in 1220 national and international projects. Faculty of
is the oldest and largest faculty of the University of Ljubljana, established in
1919, is a
partner or coordinator in 207 of them. Faculty of Arts educates students and
intellectuals with an open and critical thinking in the humanities and social
and educate teachers in this fields. The institution stimulates scientific research
interdisciplinary cooperation, opens up new scientific fields and introduces
new courses for students.
The Hate and Hostility Research Group is the only research group in Ireland
dedicated to the study of hate crime. Conducting translational research on
hostility towards difference, it is an interdisciplinary group led by Dr Amanda
Haynes of the Department of Sociology and Jennifer Schweppe from the School of Law.
We work closely with a number of CSO partners to progress policy and legislative change
in hate crime in Ireland as well as being affiliated with the International Network for Hate
Studies. Both Amanda and Jennifer are considered international experts in the area of hate
crime, and have published widely in academic and other venues on the subject. The work of
the HHRG in the area of hate crime has been funded by the European Commission, the Irish
Research Council and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.