Rainbow Rights Project Partners Met in Tallinn

On 7th July, 2017 the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL attended the “Rainbow Rights: Promoting LGBTI Equality in Europe” project network meeting in Tallinn (Estonia). During the meeting, the associate partners and other stakeholders learned about the project’s upcoming activities and discussed recent LGBT* human rights and policy developments in the Baltic countries. The meeting coincided with the Baltic Pride 2017 festival in Tallinn, held on 6th-9th July, 2017.

The Rainbow Rights project network meeting was attended by the representatives of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL, the Ministry of Justice of Finland, the Finish NGO coalition Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland, the Baltic Pride organizers from Latvia and Estonia, H. E. Ambassador of Finland in Tallinn Kirstin Narinen, representatives of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and Estonian NGOs.

During the meeting, the project manager and representative of the Ministry of Justice of Finland Krista Nuutinen introduced the project activities and possible cooperation among the Baltic States. Afterwards, the project coordinator and representative of the National LGBT* rights organization LGL Eduardas Platovas delivered a presentation on the possible cross-boarder cooperation.


RR_RGB_RR_purple_1_CMYKThe project is carried out by the Ministry of Justice of Finland in partnership with Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland and the national umbrella NGO “Seta – LGBTI Rights in Finland”, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the National LGBT* rights organization LGL. In addition, the project involves other ministries, equality and dialogue promotion bodies (Ombudsman for Non-discrimination, Ombudsman for Children, Ombudsman for Gender Equality, Advisory Board for Roma Affairs, Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations, the Sámi Parliament) and NGOs (e.g. NGO for Roma youth, Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi, Finnish Islamic Council, Finnish League for Human Rights, SámiSoster) through the work of the Steering Committee and different working groups.

1The Project Rainbow Rights is supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.