The second Consortium Meeting was held in Vienna under the motto ‚contextualising and exploring the frontline response'.
On the premises of the Federal Ministry of Interior (BMI), close to the historic downtown of Vienna, the project members spent two days of intensive discussions.
Our Amendment request re: University of Glasgow has been evaluated by the Commission. The decison has been made to accept the changes we have requested. Our new Scottish partner, the University of Glasgow UOG, with colleagues Professor Michele Burman and Dr. Oona Brooks, have been welcomed by the coordinator on behalf of the IMPRODOVA Steering Board and consortium. The official start of Glasgow as our consortium partner is of August 1st, 2018.
Reinhard wrote in response to the decision of the Austrian Ministry of Interior to discontinue MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences) in cases of high impact domestic violence (as well as defund a number of programs such as women’s counselling and violence prevention).
This week, and with an article covering 9 pages of case stories, interviews and data, the influential German news magazine DER SPIEGEL has tackled the societal problem of domestic violence which is traditionally underreported, both as a crime and as an issue of public concern. Cost calculations, according to EIGE numbers amount as high as 17 billion for Germany and 109 billion for the EU.
Finally, yesterday we received an official statement from University of Glasgow (UoG) expressed their interest in joining the consortium as a new partner replacing University of Edinburgh. As contribution and research in Scotland are vital for IMPRODOVA, we are happy to welcoming University of Glasgow as a new partner. We have communicated with our EC Project Officer requesting an amendment to include University of Glasgow.