The project “STEP4GBV – Support, Training, Exchange Practices for Gender-Based Violence” is a collaborative project funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program of the DG Justice of the European Commission. STEP4GBV has a duration of 2 years, January 2018-December 2019 and it focused on the support of victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the treatment of perpetrators.

The project aims to upgrade the knowledge and skills of specialised staff that provides support to victims and treat perpetrators of GBV, through capacity building activities so as to better meet the needs of these groups. This activity allows specialised professionals to continuously cooperate and exchange knowledge and best practices and to learn from each other through a dedicated online platform. Moreover, the project aims to develop a training material and carry out trainings specific for front line professionals which will focus on better implementing the Directive/2012/29/EU on establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime and the Directive 2011/99/EU on the European Protection Order and on the Regulation 606/2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters.

Project partners:

APHVF (Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family) – Coordinator

Enoros Consulting Limited

Cyprus police

CIPM (Centro Italiano per la Promozione della Mediazione)

Diaconia of the ECCB The Centre of Christian help in Prague

Salvamamme  (Ass. I Diritti Civili nel 2000-Salvabebè/Salvamamme)

Demetra Association