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

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.

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Project Presentation at OSCE Meeting


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.

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Another successful elective course on domestic violence at the medical faculty in Münster


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.

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APHA 2020 Virtual


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".

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IMPROVODA training platform on domestic violence goes global!


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.

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Webinar: Project presented to students in Finland


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.

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Reports now available


Reports on recommendations for data harmonisation and consolidation in cases of domestic violence (D3.2) now available online in the reports section.

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Video online


Why do people mistakenly assume that domestic abuse is not a serious problem in our society? Responding to this question, the IMPRODOVA video "Domestic abuse is a much more common problem in our society than many of us think it would be" just went online. The video was animated by Christian Kulczycki and Jonathan Ziegler.

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Gender-based violence in a pandemic


One lingering question of these days' lock-down situation is the COVID-19 impact on gender-based violence.

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Paper online: Intraagency Cooperation - Building capacity to manage domestic abuse


Our colleague Catharina Vogt has published an article in the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin discussing why cooperation networks between law enforcement, local support agencies, social services, health care and other relevant professionals are crucial to manage crimes committed in families and intimate relationships.

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