• Who we are

    Between September 2019 and February 2022, we implemented an international research, training and awareness raising project entitled Open Doors: Promoting Inclusive and Competent Health Care for LGBTI People. The project was carried out by a partnership of universities and LGBTI organizations from five European countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain). The project is supported by a large number of academic and professional organizations.

    Project partners

    Háttér Society (Hungary) - coordinator


    Háttér Society, founded in 1995, is the largest and oldest currently operating lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) organization in Hungary. Háttér Society’s aim is to draw the attention of professional and political public opinion, as well as the attention of wider society to the problems of LGBTQI people; the operation of services to assist them; getting to know the social situation and needs of LGBTQI people; mainstreaming these concerns in public services; protecting the rights of LGBTQI people and combating discrimination against them; increasing their well-being and health-consciousness; supporting LGBTQI-communities to organize themselves, preserve and promote their culture.


    Bilitis (Bulgaria)


    Founded in 2004, Bilitis is the oldest LGBTI organization in Bulgaria. Bilitis began its activity as a self-support group of lesbians and bisexual women and gradually has included trans and intersex people in its leadership. Their approach takes into account the interconnectedness between gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, and other factors, which shape the social status of the individual. Today, Bilitis is a champion for mobilizing the LGBTI people in Bulgaria and an advocate for LGBTI rights.


    GLAS (Bulgaria)


    GLAS Foundation (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) is a non-governmental organization, which was founded in 2014. GLAS strives to bring forth a positive change to the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bulgaria, guaranteeing them full equality and protection from all forms of discrimination. The organization’s goal is the complete inclusion of LGBT people in all aspects of life and society. The main focus is on working with parents of LGBT people, creating an integrated work environment and campaigning against homophobic hate crimes, as well as promoting tolerance.


    Lambda Warsawa (Poland)

    Lambda Warsawa

    Founded in 1997, Lambda Warszawa is the oldest LGBT organization in Poland. The Association helps people who have experienced discrimination or violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and LGBT people who are otherwise in a crisis or in a difficult life situation. Annually, they provide over 1,400 hours of free psychological consultations for LGBT people. Lambda also offers support groups and therapeutic groups as well as development workshops.


    Surt (Spain)


    Surt is an association for social action that works to make the economic, social and cultural rights of women effective and to eradicate all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender, with a view to achieving a society with effective gender equality. Since the beginning, in 1993, Surt has been a women’s organization committed to the values of gender equality, inclusion, solidarity and social change, run on a transparent, professional and socially efficient basis. Acting within the diverse fabric of feminism and in the framework of social economy businesses, Surt aims to be a socially transformative project.


    University of Brescia (Italy)

    University of Brescia

    The University of Brescia offers a wide range of educational programmes with Bachelor’s and Master of Science (MSc) degrees, postgraduate technical courses,schools of specialisation and PhD programmes in most areas: business and economics, engineering and technology, law, medicine and surgery. The University of Brescia is an important university in a city of art and culture with an excellent quality of life, in one of the most important industrial and productive regions in Italy.


    University of Girona (Spain)

    University of Girona

    The University of Girona is a public institution and part of the Catalan public university system. It is devoted to excellence in teaching and research and involved in social development and progress through the creation, transmission, dissemination and criticism of science, technology, the humanities, the social and health sciences and the arts. It is an economic and cultural driver of the region with a universal mission and it is open to all the world’s traditions, advances and cultures.


    Supporting organizations

    Government of Catalonia Department of Health (Spain)

    Generalitat de Catalunya

    The Department of Health is the main administrative body of the Generalitat de Catalunya in health decision-making. In matters of health and public health, it has exclusive competence over the organization, internal operation, evaluation, inspection and control of health centers, services and establishments, and yet participates in state planning and coordination. in this matter.


    Association of Hungarian Public Health Nurses (Hungary)

    Association of Hungarian Public Health Nurses

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    National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene (Poland)

    National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene

    The National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene (NIPH-NIH) is the main governmental public health research institute and the reference centre for the national network of sanitary epidemiological service. It cooperates with public health centres at provincial level and other medical research institutes and institutions in Poland and abroad. Established in 1918, NIPH-NIH is the oldest public health institution in Poland, and carries out scientific and training activities, as well as practical interventions in several domains of public health.




    The Rights, equality and Citizenship program of the European Union provides a funding of 249,878 EUR for the project.