Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Services

The USVreact project, led by Brunel University London, and co-financed by the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme, includes 7 partners from 7 European countries.

The aim of the USVreact project is to develop innovative training for university staff who may respond to disclosures of sexual violence, and to embed this within institutions.

We will review ‘best practices’ in each local context, and use this learning to develop training programmes appropriate to our cultural and institutional contexts.

Each partner university will pilot a training model with 80 of its own staff and conduct an independent evaluation of it.

The learning from these evaluations will be shared across the partnership, and the training models made available free of charge, via an online portal.

The project began in March 2016 and will end with a Findings Conference in London on November 2017.