LGL representatives participated in a Kick-Off Meeting of the new international project

On 19-22 February 2014 two LGL representatives participated in a Kick-Off Meeting in Warsaw (Poland) for the projectAccommodating the needs of the victims of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes – raising the competences of law-enforcement institutions’, co-funded by the European Commission.

The project is aimed at diagnosing specific needs of the aforementioned victims in the light of specific provisions of the Victims Rights Directive and ensuring their proper and respectful treatment by law-enforcement officials. The project will be implemented during the period of 2015-2017 (24 months).

The Kick-Off meeting comprised of team building activities and participants had an opportunity to get acquainted with partner organizations. The event also served as an opportunity to settle the key areas of the project implementation. The participants of the event also came up with the campaign name – ‘HateNoMore’, which will be used throughout the different phases of project lifetime.

Participants of all partner organizations: KPH (Poland),  University of Warsaw (Poland),  Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law PTPA (Poland),  Háttér (Hungary), Kontra (Croatia), Mozaika (Latvia) and 2 representatives from LGL (Lithuania).

The project fulfils the priority of fighting homophobia by improving the quality of victims support services, increasing competence and developing assessment tools and protocols for the law-enforcement officials, victim support services and other relevant actors, whose competence plays a vital role in increasing the reporting of hate crimes. Please see more information about the project here.