The UniSAFE Community
UniSAFE gathers a community of universities and research organisations intent on developing effective policies and measures to combat gender-based violence. Participating organisations will be provided with first-hand information, as well as specific support from expert partners, to adapt the knowledge to their own processes and structures.
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. Others will join in as the project develops. EuroScience and Marie Curie Alumni Association are also part of this community.
The UniSAFE project thanks the following universities and research organisations for their active participation:
- University of Namur (BE)
- University of Ghent (BE)
- University of Liège (BE)
- Institute of Czech Literature Czech Academy of Sciences (CZ)
- University of West Bohemia (CZ)
- Tampere University (FI)
- University of Lapland (FI)
- CNRS (FR)
- University of Paris-Est Créteil (FR)
- University of Cologne (DE)
- Technical University of Dresden (DE)
- Forschungszentrum Jülich (Helmholtz Association) (DE)
- FH Aachen (DE)
- University of Akureyri (IS)
- Reykjavik University (IS)
- University of Iceland (IS)
- TU Dublin (IE)
- Maynooth University (IE)
- University of Cagliari (IT)
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT)
- University of Turin (IT)
- Vilnius University (LT)
- Kaunas University of Technology (LT)
- Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (PL)
- Institute of Nuclear Physics (PL)
- University of Belgrade (RS)
- University of the Basque Country (ES)
- University Jaume I (ES)
- University of Gävle (SE)
- Halmstad University (SE)
- University West (SE)
- Middle East Technical University (Ankara)
- Ozyegin University (TR)
- Sabanci University (TR)
- University of Warwick (UK)
- Brunel University (UK)
Other universities and research organisations’ participation is to soon to be published.
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 will participate in:
- Running a survey on gender-based violence among all their staff and students (January – April 2022).
- Sharing their organisation’s existing policies and measures to combat gender-based violence.
- A smaller selection of organisations will participate in an in-depth analysis.
Other universities and research organisations will be sought out to join the community to participate 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!
UniSAFE national experts map existing RPO policies and measures to combat GBV
June 2021 – October 2021
45 RPOs run a survey among their staff and students
January 2022 – April 2022
A selection of organisations participates in an in-depth analysis of their organisational responses and infrastructure
August 2021 –
RPOs invited to co-design and test tools, participate in trainings
February 2022 –
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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