The consortium consists of 6 partners, with the support of 9 associate partners, in 4 European countries. They were selected for the competencies related to the project, including:

  • Experience in the delivery of support services for DV victims, including elderly female victims
  • Knowledge of working with stakeholders from different sectors to be involved in multi-agency coordination work
  • Experience in participating in successful international projects
  • Ability and experience in establishing strong connections to multi-agency cooperation stakeholders
  • Experience in dissemination at the national and EU level
  • Expertise and contacts gained through participation in the WHOSEFVA project

The Project Team

Austrian Women’s Shelter Network (AÖF)

is a network of autonomous women’s shelters in Austria. The AÖF office coordinates networking among partners, and undertakes information sharing and lobbying together with all groups working in the field of DV and GBV. It also runs the Austrian National Helpline for women victims of all forms of violence. AÖF act as the lead partner and coordinate WP1

Women’s Support and Information Centre (WISC)

was the first women’s shelter in Estonia, offering comprehensive assistance to victims of domestic violence. In the past 12 years, WSIC has developed close collaborations with the Tartu police, Estonian Social Insurance Board and Tartu prosecutor’s office. WSIC has worked on 9 international projects during this time, including 6 Daphne projects and coordinate WP2 of MARVOW

Union of Women Associations of Heraklion Prefecture (UWAH)

works on the protection of and advocacy for women’s and children’s rights. UWAH coordinates WP3 of MARVOW. It has a Memorandum of collaboration with 3 Municipalities at Heraklion Prefect (Chersonisos Municipality, Festos Municipality, Viannos Municipality), and their social service executives are regularly trained and supervised by UWAH’s staff. UWAH holds continuous collaboration with Hellenic Police (Heraklion Department) and Regional Authority of Crete (Member of the Regional Gender Council) and is a member of the Heraklion Municipality Gender Council. UWAH has worked in 3 DAPHNE projects, 2 ERASMUS+ KA2 projects and 1 EEA GRANTS projects (as Lead Partner)

University of Tartu (UT)

partners through the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, which has conducted research on domestic violence in Estonia (currently involved in 2 ERASMUS and 2 DAPHNE projects on domestic violence). UT operates the largest national hospital, which helps giving access to stakeholders in the healthcare system. UT has also extensive experience in evaluation and is responsible for WP4.

Women against Violence Europe (WAVE)

is a European network of over 150 women’s organisations working in 46 European countries, most of which work as service providers for women victims of DV and their children. Served by its wide outreach capacity and its long-standing expertise in EU-wide dissemination, WAVE will be responsible for disseminating project information and outcomes on the EU level. WAVE coordinates WP 5.

European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN)

is a European network of 60 organisations in 32 European countries, including perpetrators programmes, researchers, as well as victim support services. WWP EN contributes to the project with its expertise and connections in the field of working with perpetrators of violence, to involve stakeholders in multi-agency cooperation on the national level.

Associate Partners & Supporters

Associate partners and supporters participate in the project activities, to create solutions
that can be applicable in specific context for local communities in:

Austria Ministry of Social Affairs (BMASGK), Ministry of the Interior (BMI), Center for Family-Therapy and men counselling of the municipality in Linz and the Association Pro Senectute Austria.

Estonia Social Insurance Board (SIB), Tartu’s and Narva’s Social Services Departments and the Eastern Prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board.

Greece 7th Health Regional Authority of Crete, 3 Heraklion Prefect Municipalities (Chersonisos Municipality, Festos Municipality, Viannos Municipality), Frederic University of Cyprus.

Germany District Office Marzahn-Hellersdorf von Berlin – Women and Gender Equality officers, Bezirksamt Marzahn-Hellersdort von Berlin – Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte.