On invitation, our IMPRODOVA team joined the CERIS FCT* workshop on domestic violence by the European Commission (DG Home and DG JUST) on February 23rd, 2021. Focus of the online debate was on investigation, protection and prevention. Prof. Michele Burman presented IMPRODOVA’ main results.
IMPRODOVA has been featured in the current Information letter of the Security Research Programme by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Dr. Catharina Vogt has written the article about objectives and research results of the IMPRODOVA project.
Workshop by the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies on the human and societal aspects of crime in the time of the pandemic
Prof. Michele Burman presented on ‘The IMPRODOVA Project’ at a workshop organised by the European Commission on the human and societal aspects of crime in the time of the pandemic.
On November 27, 2020 the Annual Meeting of the OSCE Police Academy Network took place online focussing on "Use of Force" as general theme. Reference point of most presentations were responses to what seems to trigger police violence and what can be done about the problem. IMPRODOVA Coordinator Prof. Joachim Kersten covered German police education and training including IMPRODOVA research findings.
On 24 and 25 October 2020, the second compulsory elective course for medical students on the topic of "Domestic Violence in an International Context" was held - due to the Corona Pandemic - online again. The elective course was designed to be interactive and allowed the 16 students to engage in lively discussions.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bettina Pfleiderer - IMPRODOVA´s German WWU partner- gave an invited talk at the annual meeting of the American Pulblic Health Association entitled: Development of online training platform on domestic violence for police, health care and social sector at the 27th of Oof October 2020. The session title was "COVID-19 and human rights".
Prof. Bettina Pfleiderer, IMPRODOVA consortium partner from the University of Muenster, Germany, was guest of honor and gave a presentationat at the first training course of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) on the topic "European online training platform on domestic violence for the medical sector". The IMPRODOVA platform was very well received by the 200 Indian participants of the course and many are very interested to use the training materials of the platform in the future.
The IMPRODOVA project was presented to the students of Police University College on 24th of September. The audience of approximately 70 students was told about the field study and development of the tools. By sharing information and research experiences with the students we want to encourage them to open-mindedness and healthy skepticism in their future work. As we have learned in the IMPRODOVA project, many of the good practices on the field of DV work are based on the individuals’ courage to challenge the thinking “this is how we’ve always done it”, and to create networks and local strategies to effectively prevent domestic violence in cooperation with other professionals.