Rainbow Shield


Enhancing the legal protection of LGBTI people in Bulgaria 

The Rainbow Shield project aims to enhance the legal protection of LGBTI people in Bulgaria. The specific objectives of the project are: 

• To expand the scope of legal practitioners prepared to deal with LGBTI cases and enhance their expertise in doing so; 

• To provide possibilities for effective handling of discrimination and other LGBTI rights violations in a holistic way, including legal advice, litigation, psychological support and media preparation; 

• To raise awareness among the LGBTI community about possibilities for legal protection in cases of discrimination and other violations of their rights and increase cases of reporting; 

• To test and disseminate best practices of civil organisations of enhancing legal protection of LGBTI people around Europe. 


The project will reach these goals through training and networking among legal practitioners, training of LGBTI community leaders, international study visit at LGBTI Association ACCEPT Romania, through launching and running of holistic legal program, through campaigning within the LGBTI community through community events and an international conference.


LGBT Deystvie – Bulgaria

Bilitis – Bulgaria

Glas – Bulgaria

Accept – Romania

NELFA Association – Belgium


The project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).