A.S.A.P.: A Systemic Approach for Perpetrators

What is A.S.A.P.?

A Systemic Approach for Perpetrators (A.S.A.P.) is a two-year project (Oct 2018-Sep 2020) co-funded by the European Commission under the Daphne Programme, which aims to define and implement a model to integrate intervention methods applied to victims and to perpetrators of gender-based violence, in order to foster an efficient network of prevention.

Our Work?

The partners will do research on working models around services for victims and perpetrators, and their integration and legislation in three Countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy). Additionally, desk research on working models implemented in other EU Member States on the same issue will be used to give more input into findings. The organisations will develop a definition of an experimental operational protocol, test it, as well as design and apply an evaluation system to measure the impact of the protocol. The last steps of the project will involve designing a final operational protocol and policy guidelines and disseminating project activities and results.

The Objectives?

  • Define and implement a model to integrate intervention methods applied to victims and to perpetrators of gender-based violence.
  • Implementation of an operational protocol for cooperation and of an outcome monitoring toolkit
  • Foster an efficient network of prevention.

The Partners?

Veneto Region, Italy: Managing and steering the project

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), Bulgaria: Defining the methodology of the research on working models

Una Casa per l’Uomo, Italy: Testing the operational protocol and elaborating policy guidelines

DUGA-Zagreb, Croatia: Dissemination and capitalization strategy

WWP EN, Germany (leading partner): Evaluation, organising final conference

Why is this Project Important?

The project is a reaction to the following four problems in the work against domestic violence :

  1. a lack of cooperation among governmental services, authorities and associations dealing with gender- based violence;
  2. insufficient cooperation and exchange of practice among services and associations supporting women and those dealing with male perpetrators;
  3. a lack of a common awareness of gender-based violence and about the importance of the work against violence and the work with perpetrators (Mapping Report on Building and strengthening partnerships in work with perpetrators to prevent violence against women and children. Edited by - The European Network of Work with Perpetrators’ 2016);
  4. the lack of an evaluation system of the treatment paths for male perpetrators.

Expected Results?

  • A systemic approach to gender-based violence.
  • Strengthened multidisciplinary cooperation of services for victims and perpetrators, unified in an integrated network;
  • Proposals to improve legislation on gender-based violence;
  • Increased exchange of information and tools among European/national/ regional/local levels on gender-based violence.

Last changed: 17.10.2019