The #PreventGBV project tackles the prevention of gender-based cyberviolence and is aimed at young people in conflict with the law who are in the youth justice systems of Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania and Finland, and the juvenile justice professionals who work with these youngsters in custodial and non-custodial measures.
Fundación Diagrama (FDIP), as the project’s coordinating organisation, hosted its kick-off meeting, carried out in Murcia (Spain) on March 3 and 4. Representatives of the partner organisations from the different participating countries came together in this event to establish the dynamic for their joint work in this initiative and to plan the rollout of the first activities to carry out. The project, financed by the European Union through the CERV-2021-DAPHNE Programme, shall be developed throughout 2022 and 2023.
The organisations that participate in #PreventGBV along with Fundación Diagrama are Aproximar-Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social (APX, Portugal), CPIP-Centre for Lifelong Learning (Romania), Don Calabria Institute (IRCCS, Italy), University of Barcelona (UB, Spain) y Valo-Valmennusyhdistys (VALO-VALMENNUS, Finland).
The first day of the meeting began with an orientation from the coordinator to the other partners regarding the execution of the financial and administrative aspects essential for the effective development of the project. After this, the following sessions were dedicated to examining the themes and concepts that the project shall address. The partners discussed the characteristics of the young people in conflict with the law and professionals of the youth justice system at whom #PreventGBV is aimed, the challenges of creating a work group that includes people from both groups, and the ways to respond to the specific needs of these collectives through the activities of the project. A session was also directed at examining how to evaluate the success of the project’s execution.
The second day was dedicated to establishing and agreeing upon the fundamentals of the management and coordination of the work between partners, who discussed the possible risks that could affect the project’s development and the corresponding measures to avoid them. During these sessions the official website of #PreventGBV was introduced and discussed. Its purpose is to display all of the information, updates and materials of the project. The main dissemination activities for the project were also discussed.