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Research and information campaign on violence against women, children and teenagers in the county of Ioannina (Greece)

Project Reference Number: 
1999-232-WC

Research and information campaign on violence against women, children and teenagers in the county of Ioannina (Greece)

Study and dissemination of information relevant to the maltreatment of women, children and adolescents in the Prefecture of Ioannina (Greece)

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The project undertook to study dimensions of domestic violence and its impact on women, children and adolescents in this northern Greece city. The results of the research, human rights theory, and lessons learned from other organisations’actions, were used as the basis for an awareness-raising campaign and training of a significant part of the local general population. The trans-European dimension of this project ensured a transfer of relevant information on the nature of the issue and responses to it across Europe.
The project broke new ground in a number of areas. Apart from filling a gap in work in the area of domestic violence in northern Greece, it piloted new methodologies, including experiments with Internet chat, to share ideas with project partners, and to discuss topics of common interest.

Lessons and ideas

1. Apart from its work in its own region, which brought into the project almost all the sectors working in child/women protection, the project had national partners in Athens, in both the NGO and public authority sectors, and transnational partners who themselves work multi-sectorally.  The project was extremely successful in terms of the multi-sectoral and multi-national engagement of partners.
2. Some of the leaflets and posters used were adapted/translated from other Commission projects – this is a positive way to add value to the work of organisations in other Member States, and demonstrates the transferability and value-added that the Commission seeks.

Material available

· Three research studies
· Information materials