News with regard to events organised or attended by members of the IMPRODOVA Consortium can be found here.

Follow-up project IMPROVE started!


Building on the work completed in IMPRODOVA, the EU-funded follow-up project Improving Access to Services for Victims of Domestic Violence by Accelerating Change in Frontline Responder Organisations (IMPROVE) just started. The aim is to examine how the help system can be designed in such a way that it paves the way for victims of domestic violence to enter the help system more effectively.

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Report of Police Berlin on IMPRODOVA (in German)


Our LEA partner Police Berlin has now published their summary from the IMPRODOVA project and it is available in German language.

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Publication on new elective for medical students at the University of Münster now online:


Juszczyk P, Sondern L, Pfleiderer B: Introduction and evaluation of a clinical compulsory elective course on domestic violence; GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc56 (20221115); English:

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Human factors play a role in multiprofessional collaboration in the management of high-impact cases of domestic abuse


Pointing to the IMPRODOVA project's core topic - the cooperation of frontline responders to manage domestic abuse - we published a dossier within the Brazilian Journal of Police Sciences discussing the findings of the IMPRODOVA project with a special focus on the role of human factors.

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Roadmap towards a European Response Platform & DV Handbook now available online


The project’s joint publication on improving the response of first responders to domestic violence in Europe aims to identify gaps in the cooperation of first-line responders and deliver recommendations, toolkits and collaborative training for European police organizations and medical and social work professionals. The goal is to improve integrated institutional response to domestic violence.

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Factsheet for scriptwriters, directors & producers published


Filmmakers, producers, scriptwriters and directors take note: We have just published a factsheet for you folks on "Displaying domestic abuse". And it’s not just about facts – we also quote two outstanding filmmakers we interviewed for this purpose to share their view of the topic.

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COVID-19 and Domestic Violence: European Research Project IMPRODOVA presented to physicians of the Western Pacific region


After introduction of our IMPRODOVA research to Indian and Pan-American physicians, IMPRODOVA is being introduced now to the Western Pacific region.

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Focus “I” - Leadership, stereotypies and sex & gender aspects discussed at the German Police University


Prof. Dr. Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer, IMPRODOVA partner from the medical faculty of the University of Muenster, Germany, was teaching German police Master students on leadership, stereotypes and sex and gender aspects as part of the mandatory elective master class “gender mainstreaming” using IMPRODOVA materials at the 19th of August. She will give another input to the same students on the Istanbul convention and other international treaties at the 6th of September.

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New Risk Assessment Integration Module (RAIMO) on our IMPRODOVA training platform!


RAIMO is now available online on the IMPRODOVA training platform in English and in German.

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IMPRODOVA´s training platform on Domestic Violence goes global and is part of Indian training handbook on violence!


The Indian training workshop on PET (prevention examination and treatment) of domestic violence and sexual assault by ICOG-FOGSI was conceptualised to improve practices in dealing with violence against women and girls. The German WWU IMPRODOVA partners Bettina Pfleiderer and Paulina Juszczyk presented the training platform to Indian gynaecologists and were invited afterwards to also provide a chapter in the handbook “PET Prevention, Examination and Treatment of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases” entitled “European Online Training Platform on Domestic Violence – Improving Frontline Responses to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault”.

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