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LEXOP – Lex-Operators. all together for women victims of intimate partner violence

Duration: 01-03-2011 – 28-02-2013 (24 months)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna , Italy
  • Municipality of Bologna , Italy
  • Bologna Orlando Association , Italy
  • Torino Association Donne & Futuro, Italy
  • Landkreis Fulda – Freisausschuss Violence and Protection Assessment Centre , Germany
  • Milano Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico , Italy
  • Municipality of Torino, Young People Division, Italy
  • Center for Research on Women Issues “DIOTIMA” , Greece
  • Barcelona Generalitat of Catalunia – Secretariat of Security, Spain
Authority: European Commission
Program: Daphne

Project Description

The overall goal of the LEXOP project was to build a multidisciplinary network of operators involved, at different levels, in fighting intimate partner violence, in order to provide a coordinated response by the institutions, so that they can work together to protect the victims and persecute the offenders.

The main objective of this project was twofold:

Firstly, a high-level strategizing cross-training addressed to law enforcement, police operators, prosecutors, judicial operators, forensic professionals and lawyers. The final vademecum, as a result of the training sessions, is an effective tool, designed specifically for target groups.

Secondly, the project compared the already existing networks and used this advantage in order to implement a shared protocol. The indirect beneficiaries were both the judicial system and all the real or potential victims.