The organisation

Founded in 2014, the European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN) unites experts from perpetrator programmes, research institutes, and victim/survivor support services. Together, we strive to create a Europe where perpetrator work is accountable, effective, victim-centred, and gender-informed.

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 Responsible Together Campaign


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


Start working on a European accreditation for perpetrator programmes


Launch of the European Standards 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 and fathering
  • Violence against older women
  • Digital/cyber violence/tech-facilitated abuser
  • 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.

Read the statutes in German and English

Organisational chart (download here)