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EEA and Norway Grants seminar ‘Violence against women in Europe – our response’

The EEA and Norway Grants, who support efforts to tackle gender-based violence in 15 countries in Southern and Central Europe, wishes to invite European stakeholders to take part in a discussion on the way forward and how to follow up on the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights'  survey findings on violence against women.

Draft programme:

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.20: EEA and Norway Grants:
Strengthening European efforts on combating violence against women
Ingrid Schulerud, Ambassador, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10.20 – 11.00: Keynote address: FRA violence against women survey
Sami Nevala, Head of Sector Statistics and Surveys, Fundamental Rights Agency
Questions and Answers

11.00 – 11.15: The Norwegian case: Survey on domestic violence and rape
Ole Kristian Hjemdal, Researcher, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies

11.15-11.30: Coffee break

11.30– 11.50: Protecting women against violence – the Istanbul Convention and the fourth round of monitoring of the implementation of Recommendation Rec (2002) 5 on the protection of women against violence
Raluca Popa, Project Adviser, Council of Europe

11.50 – 12.00: Combating domestic violence in Estonia with Norway Grants support
Pille Ruul, Programme Coordinator, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs

12.00 – 12.45: Discussion – the way forward

12.45 – 13.00: Closing remarks
Stine Andresen, Director, Financial Mechanism Office
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – ‘Where are we now’

14.00 – 14.15: Cooperation programmes on gender-based violence
Taina Riski, Programme Manager, Council of Europe

14.15 – 15.30: Roundtable on results, best practices and challenges in the implementation of EEA and Norway Grants programmes on gender-based violence. Programme Operators, Project Promoters and Donor Programme Partners

15.30 -16.00: Coffee

Read more about what we do to combat domestic and gender-based violence here