About us

Founded in 2014, the European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN) unites 69 members including perpetrator programmes, research institutes, and victim/survivor support services working towards one goal: Accountable, effective, victim-centred, and gender-informed perpetrator work across Europe.

Our story


Founding as an informal network


Official founding with 30 members, first financial support by Oak Foundation


First 4-year operating grant from the European Union, first EU-funded Project Engage and first #ResponsibleTogether Campaign


First round of training for professionals working with perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic violence


Start of work on a European accreditation for perpetrator programmes

Our areas of expertise

  • European standards for perpetrator work
  • Starting perpetrator work/building a programme
  • Quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation of perpetrator programmes
  • Sexualised violence
  • Child protection, fatherhood
  • Violence against elderly women
  • Digital/cyber violence Working with migrant and refugee perpetrators
  • Multi-agency cooperation Perpetrator work in prisons and probation
  • Perpetrator work and the Istanbul Convention
  • Online work with perpetrators, Covid-19 and perpetrator work


The WWP EN Statutes include information on the network's aims and goals, the formal requirements for the WWP EN Board and network membership, as well as internal regulations and processes.

You can read the statutes (in German & English) here

Last changed: 09.04.2024