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Università degli Studi di Brescia

The University of Brescia is an Italian public research university located in Brescia which was officially established in 1982. 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 Economics.
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 member associations. Those associations are offered support, involvement and training and together they form the LGBT community. Furthermore the equal opportunity team targets the broad society. Çavaria stands up for LGBT people by operating on the structural level. Çavaria conducts campaigns, informs, sensibilizes, lobbies and opiniates. 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

Zagreb Pride, a queer-feminist and anti-fascist organization, strives towards an active society of solidarity, equality, equity and social justice, which is achieved 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 rights.

Háttér Society

Háttér Society, founded in 1995, is the largest LGBTQI NGO in Hungary. It operates an information and counselling hotline, an in person counselling service, 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.

Lithuanian Gay League

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 crimes. 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

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.

Miłość Nie Wyklucza

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 Poland.


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


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.
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Faculty of Arts - University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana is very active in national and international research and educational programmes, and creates almost half of the research results of Slovenia. It is currently involved in 1220 national and international projects. Faculty of Arts, which 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 generates intellectuals with an open and critical thinking in the humanities and social sciences and educate teachers in this fields. The institution stimulates scientific research and interdisciplinary cooperation, opens up new scientific fields and introduces groundbreaking new courses for students.

Hate and Hostility Research Group

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.

Associate Partners

Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBT
Università degli Studi di Bergamo

ILGA Europe
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazione Razziale
Human Rights House

Human Rights Monitoring Institute
Associazione Nazionale Contro le Discriminazioni da Orientamento Sessuale

Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights
Grindr for Equality

International Network for Hate Studies

DDB Sofia

Stonewall Housing’s

Journalists for Tolerance

Ombudsperson for Gender Equality - (English Version)
Network of Emancipation

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union - (English Version)

State Attorney
Cultural – Educational Institution DOTYK

Sarajevo Open Centre

Association for Non violent Communication
Office for the Commission of Human Rights

National Bar Council
Human Rights Committee
Georgian Young Lawyers'Association