The #ACTIVproject has as its main objective the socioprofessional (re)integration of women confronted with domestic violence.

According to a study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA, 214), 1 in 3 women in Europe “has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since she was 15 years old” and 1 in 5  “has experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence”. A situation which has worsened following the Covid-19 crisis. A situation which has worsened following the Covid-19 crisis. Highlighting the role of the company in taking care of women confronted with such violence, CEPS has committed itself since 2014 with the #CARVEproject to raise awareness and prevent gender related violence committed against women through a comprehensive European campaign, and it supports the CEASE project with a European network of companies committed against based violence.

The #ACTIVproject partnership notes the lack of collaboration between the different actors involved in the socioprofessional (re)integration of women confronted with gender based vioelnce who have to overcome a certain number of obstacles in their return to work. As previous experiences have shown, to offer effective support to survivors, employment organisations, NGOs and companies must work hand in hand.

What are the objectives ?

Publication of a guide highlighting the main steps of a successful return to work :

  • Identification of the limits, but also of positive initiatives which can help the socio-professional (re)integration of women confronted with domestic violence ;
  • Proposal of a framework of common indicators facilitating mutual understanding between the actors involved in the return-to-work process.

Creation of a learning toolbox for the structures involved in the return to work process for women who are confronted with domestic violence :

  • Organisation of 4 hackathons and collaborative development of the learning tools;
  • Direct involvement of women in order to strengthen their self-confidence and to ensure that the tools developed meet their needs.

Publication of a white paper aimed at policy makers, corporate actors and all organisations working on the subject with concrete recommendations to improve support for women in their return-to-work journey.

Raising awareness of the challenges of the socioprofessional reintegration of women confronted with domestic violence via :

  • A comprehensive communication campaign, promoting access to the free project resources;
  • Dissemination events at national and European level;
  • The strengthening of existing networks and the development of new synergies.

By whom ?

The 5 project partners are from 4 EU countries, will collaborate to promote cross-fertilisation of experiences, filling gaps, and learning from what is being done in the all of Europe.

The #ACTIVproject is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and will be implemented from November 2020 to December 2022. Its content reflects the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein (2020-1-BE01-KA204-074919) .