The UniSAFE Community

UniSAFE has gathered a community of universities and research organisations intent on developing effective policies and measures to combat gender-based violence.

The UniSAFE Community

In the project’s first stage, 46 universities and research organisations have joined to specifically implement UniSAFE’s large-scale survey on gender-based violence in their institution.

The UniSAFE project thanks the following universities and research organisations for their active participation: 

Flexible involvement

To ensure that the final tools developed are fully adapted to the end-users’ needs, UniSAFE uses a participatory approach, involving stakeholders and end-users throughout the whole process.

The first community of 46 research performing organisations have participated in:

Other universities and research organisations participated in the following activities:

  • Co-designing tools
  • Testing state-of-the-art tools, providing feedback
  • Taking part in pilot trainings and in mutual exchange workshops
  • Actively engaging in the community of practice, exchanging, and learning from many other European research organisations

Timeline of activities

Mapping Policies

UniSAFE national experts map existing RPO policies and measures to combat GBV

June 2021 – October 2021

Survey implementation

45 RPOs run a survey among their staff and students

January 2022 – April 2022

Case studies

A selection of organisations participates in an in-depth analysis of their organisational responses and infrastructure

August 2021 –

September 2022

Tools design

RPOs invited to co-design and test tools, participate in trainings

February 2022 –

September 2023


UniSAFE has a dedicated Ethics Helpdesk to assist the research performing organisations by providing them with information about ethical aspects of the project and answering their ethics-related questions.

In turn, the organisations commit to obtaining Ethics approvals from their institutional and/or national Ethics Committees, as applicable.

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