violenza di genere


Women Economic-independence & Growth Opportunity

Women’s Rights


Animus Association Foundation, Auser- Progetti Donna Veneto Center , Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology, Donatella Tellini Onlus , Euclid Network, Folkuniversitetet, Stiftelsen för Kursverksamheten vid Uppsala Universitet, Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation (GPF), Greek Association Of Women Entrepreneurs (SEGE), Institute for Social Research (IRS), Italian Women's Centre (C.I.F), Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), SURT Foundation, Women’s Center of Karditsa


European Commission- DG Justice and Consumers


Anti-violence centers, Local institutions

Objective of the project

To strengthen support services for women victims of domestic violence in Europe, with a particular regard to training and advisory services that shelters/women’s centres offer to these victims

Context analysis

Violence against women (VAW) and girls can have different forms including the so called Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). According to the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 2014 Survey, IPV s a widespread problem in the European Union affecting nearly one in four women (22%). Despite the correlation between women’s economic condition and exposure to IPV needs to be further studied, evidence shows that a large proportion of women who experience IPV does not leave the abusive relationship, particularly those with children, because of the economic constraints that make them dependent on the partner. Anti-violence centers (AVCs) throughout Europe are key actors in the provision of support services to women victims of violence including survivors of IPV and are at the forefront of knowledge development in this field. Nonetheless, transnational coordination and exchange of best practices is still very limited. Finally, little has been done to involve different stakeholders especially non-traditional actors such as corporates, enterprises, and multinationals to address VAW and IPV in an integrated way.







United Kingdom


The project was implemented in 8 EU countries including Italy, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France and Sweden.

Implementation Period

01/11/2016 - 31/10/2018



  • 78 practitioners involved in mutual learning events
  • 140 practitioners/social workers trained
  • 252 women trained successfully  


  • More than 1600 policy makers, operators, social workers and thematic experts in Europe received the project final report with policy recommendations
  • More than 160.000 citizens reached through communication activities (social networks/media)

Project Intervention Logic


  • Data collection and visualization
  • Capacity building for anti-violence center operators 
  • Empowerment activities for women
  • Advocacy activities towards key stakeholders, decision makers, representatives of local and regional institutions 


  • A Comparative Research Report elaborated  
  • An open data platform created
  • 3 exchange events for practitioners organized
  • 1 Training Toolkit for practitioners drafted  
  • 16 Training of Trainers for social workers and anti-violence center operators conducted
  • 91 empowerment trainings for women implemented
  • Communication and promotional material produced and disseminated 


  • 78 practitioners involved in mutual learning events exchanged practices and ideas
  • One Training Toolkit tested with practitioners and women
  • 140 practitioners/social workers improved their skills and competences 
  • 252 women improved self-esteem, confidence and skills 
  • More than 1600 policy makers, operators, social workers and thematic experts in Europe received the project final report with policy recommendations
  • More than 160.000 citizens sensitized through communication activities 

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