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

We have worked to strengthen support services for women survived of IPV in Europe, with a particular regard to training and advisory services offered by shelters/women’s centres 

Abstract of the project

The main activities of the project have included: training and exchange of practices between professionals and operators of anti-violence centres through the creation of toolkits and materials; empowerment of women through training and mentoring; research, analysis and dissemination of data about domestic violence and advocacy actions addressed to key stakeholders such as policymakers, representatives of local and national institutions.

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 is a widespread problem in the European Union affecting nearly one in four women (22%). Also, the evidence shows that the economic factor is a pivotal element for a woman who tries to get out of a violent context, and to be part – or reintegrate herself – in society and labour market. Despite being an international public health problem, the coordination and exchange of practices among anti-violence centres is still limited. In addition, although the Istanbul Convention against violence on women encourages the participation of private sector actors in preventing violence, their role is still underestimated.







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 Strategy


  • 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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