Projects 2019


1."How Expertise Leads to Prevention, Learning, Identification, Networking and Ending Gender Based Violence" (HELPLINE) aims to protect and support victims of GBV including through tackling under-reporting and promoting multi-disciplinary cooperation among professionals.

This EU-funded project (Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme) is being implemented in partnership with Victim and witness support serviceOmbudswoman for Gender Equality RH, Police academy, Judicial academy and Institute for Labour and Family Research (Slovakia).started on the 1st November 2018. and it aims to protect and support victims of gender based violence by:

- improving the system of support services for victims securing multiplication of good practice examples, securing sustainable policy solutions in line with EU directives, increasing overall capacities of volunteers and professionals working with victims and promoting cooperation amongst them

- increasing effective protection and support for victims by increasing quality of existing victim support services and by setting up foundation for National women's helpline

-to increase awareness and to contribute to changes in attitudes and behaviour as regards the issue of GBV

Under this project 80 legal practitioners/police officers, 32 social welfare employees, 48 NGO personnel, 32 medical workers, 48 volunteers and 6 gender equality experts will be engaged in different project activities, such as:

- mapping and research, study visit, focus groups

- trainings, handbook

- training module, workshops, supervision, protocol of procedure

- campaign, website, conference, policy papers


2. "Responsibility – Freedom of Expression" aims at identifying and promoting strategic approaches for civil society to tackle threats and challenges of hate speech, fake news and intimidation, while maintaining a democratic environment and respecting the freedom of speech. 

The project aims at developing strategies against these challenges for civil society, fostering the responsible application of the freedom of expression. It is an instrument of solidarity and cross-border cooperation in times of crisis, strengthening particularly vulnerable groups of individuals and NGOs as their public voices. It addresses victims of hatred, migrants, Roma and volunteers working with marginalized groups of different nationalities, age, gender, religion and culture. The project fights against marginalization, fake news, harassment and intolerance. By identifying best practices in different countries and by its specific dissemination strategies The project builds counter-narratives to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, which will enhance the understanding of freedom of expression as a valuable intangible good that needs protection from abusive implementation and practices, especially on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. As such, the project is directed at creating and maintaining a social atmosphere of respectful dialogue and understanding, encouraging democratic participation and empowering citizens to get actively involved in shaping EU policies. Project partners: The World of NGOs (Austria), University of Vienna (Austria), Asociatia Institutul de Cercetare Fagaras (Romania), Association sustainability of progressive and open communicate (Bulgaria), B.a.B.e. (Croatia).

Project is funded in the EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME, democratic engagement and civic participation.


3. "Vivien, Victim Violence Educational Network. An educational project to improve the ability to assist women victims of violence", started on the 1st November 2018. Funded by the European Union's Right, Equality and Citizenship Programme, Vivien is an international project of two years, to prevent and to tackle violence against women (VAW), with a specific attention to women with disabilities.

The aim is to improve the competence of professionals (police, judicial system, school, health and welfare system) who have first contact with women at risk or victim of violence, with special emphasis on women with disabilities, in this way:

- avoiding secondary victimisation

- reducing stereotypes about VAW

- setting right procedures to deal with first contact

- enabling women to early detect violence.

The VIVIEN project wants to engage 500 professionals and 130 responsible, from different Institutions related to VAW, after a check on the previous training. A "Collection of best training paths" will be edited at the end to provide organisations with tools for more effective training and to develop models for raising the competence of professionals transferable to other countries.


Giolli società cooperativa sociale, Italy
ACAV, Centro Antiviolenza, Italy
Università di Parma, Italy
SAMK, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
B.a.B.e., Be active. Be emancipated., Croatia Kirili I Metodi, Bulgaria
Eyes on four paws, Bulgaria

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