The partnership of the SAVE project is built around the specific need of the final beneficiaries, as well as around the technical requirements (in terms of both competences and decision making power) necessary for the realization and implementation of an operative intervention model, validated at EU level. For these aim, the partnership is composed by 3 different kind of subjects:

A) Decision makers at the level on which each country has the power to decide for the topic concerned: Local Health Unit n° 9, Veneto Region, Region of Cr ete and Cluj Municipality has the power to verify and plan the experimentation of the Model and its coherence with the needs of the beneficiaries.

B) Research institutes (to elaborate / validate the Model from a scientific point of view, with particular emphasis on ICT solutions): VIVA e.z (Germany) and University of Valencia (Spain) represent two important research centres in Europe. Both of them have a strong experience in social research at EU level in general, with particular excellences in ICT tools planning and development for the support of public institution in social services delivering.

C) NGOs operating in the field of violence prevention, detection and case management (to directly bring the beneficiary’s needs and to ensure a bottom up approach to the problem): Dafne Association (Italy) and Zavod Emma (Slovenia) represent two subjects working at services delivering for victims of violence at the private level since more than 10 years.


Azienda Unitá Locale Socio Sanitaria, Italy

Azienda Unitá Locale Socio Sanitaria N. 9 di Treviso, (LHA9), Italy


Azienda ULSS 9 Treviso (LHA9) is a local health authority in Veneto Region, providing health and social services to 37 municipalities covering more than 400.000,00 inhabitants, with an increasing number of immigrants and old people, in line with regional and national trends.


According to the regional health system, LHA9 is one of the most important actor in social affairs at local level. Through an integrated assistance model based on n. 2 territorial units called “health districts”, it grants the satisfaction of people’s global needs, with particular regards to health and social protection actions. LHA9 provides social services with health relevance, aiming to support people whose health conditions are influenced by disability or exclusion. Moreover, in strict collaboration with municipalities’ social departments, health districts analyze community trend and phenomena, share services knowledge, answer to the information needs at different levels (single users, families, associations and community aggregation).


In the past 10 years, LHA9 has participated and coordinated (directly or on behalf of Veneto Region) different EU funded projects, such as research projects under the 7th Framework Programme and HEALTH Programme (PNS – Euronet, EuRoBoNet, Rarecare, EUROSARC & APPCARE – still open) and innovation and telemedicine projects under the former E-TEN programme and the current CIP programme (Health Optimum, Health Optimum Initial Deployment, Renewing Health, Mastermind).  It is also involved in  several national and regional research programmes. To ensure a coordinated administrative management of the projects, LHA9 has created a specific R&D division, which follow all projects during their entire lifecycles, from call application to final reporting.


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regione del veneto

Veneto Region, Italy

The Veneto Region has 4,936 million inhabitants and is divided in 7 provinces. Among its areas of competence related to the SAVE project the department of social services is developing  integrated policies for the recognition the promotion and support for families and minors. In addition it  supports  the public family centres located in the 22 ULSS, the 28 private family centres and alliances for families (recently launched bringing together local networks  including municipalities  the education sector, civil society and the private sector). Furthermore programs are developed to fight against social exclusion, to prevent violence  and for the treatment of addictions. More specifically “shared strategies to fight and prevent domestic and gender violence” have been developed with a specific protocol undersigned in 2014. This protocol is a commitment to carry out the measures of the Istanbul Convention it is conceived an  operating tool  providing support to the victims of violence and to fight against violence itself.


At European level the Veneto Region is coordinating since 1999 the ENSA European Network for Social Authorities and is in the steering Board of the ELISAN European Local Inclusion and Social Action networks. Both networks are associated in the SAVE – Solutions Against Violence in Europe project proposal. The ENSA is divided into 5 fields of intervention youth and family, child and family, elderly disability and social inclusion each lead by a different local coordinator. The youth and child working groups of the ENSA have been involved in the development of the SAVE proposal. The ELISAN Board has been regularly informed and disseminated the project’s initiatives among its information tools such as its newsletter. The Polibienestar of Valencia partner of this proposal is member of Elisan and member of ENSA.  Furthermore the Veneto Region is Board member of ESN European Social Network.


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Associazione Dafne

Dafne Association

The Dafne Association was founded in 2007 in Italy after a painful story of sexual violence at the hands of a primary school teacher and which involved fifty children.The association is registered as a Social Promotion Association of the Veneto Region and is made up of volunteers. When needed, it requires the collaboration of external professionals such as psychologists, doctors, social workers, lawyers, teachers and educators.


The Daphne Association is active on the prevention, tackle and containment of violence against children and strives for a culture of care and protection of children’s rights. It collaborates with the educational institutions, Public Administrations, Police, the Court and the other Voluntary Associations the territory.

It provides legal consulting services, support for and during the reporting of crimes against children and psychotherapeutic support for the victims.


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Polibienestar Research Institute

POLIBIENESTAR, Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy, is a Universitat de València’s research institute. Well-known internationally, its main research areas are innovation in social technology, technical advising and training in the social policy field.


For twenty years now, it has been doing both basic and applied research on the economic, social, political and technical sustainability aspects of welfare systems. It has been advising both the Administration and private companies on the planning, design and implementation of social welfare and sustainable resources and policies.

POLIBIENESTAR acts as an advisory team for both the Administration and private companies in the planning, design, development and assessment of its policies, departments and services.


In the field of children and victims protection, Polibienestar has researched on child to parent violence, child rights protection, vulnerable young groups and positive parenting, among other issues.


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The Centre for Childhood and Adolescence Research (german: ZfKJ) is a research institute in the framework of the Association for Research and lnnovation (FIVE e.V.) at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Freiburg. Working both in basic researches, applied researches and evaluation of projects, the topics the Center for Childhood and Adolescence Research is involved in are, among others: promote quality in social professions, promoting psychological health (resilience), collaboration with families, youth welfare and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.


Furthermore there are offers for supporting and counseling institutions of the youth welfare to implement processes of quality enhancement. A multidisciplinary team of qualitative and quantitative researchers work together, to find the best solution per each individual project and case. For the SAVE-project, Dr. Michael Wünsche and Julia Kamenicek (both Social Workers) are the involved team members.


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Institute Zavod Emma

Institute Emma is a non-profit organization established in February 2000 in Ljubljana, with a view to providing expert and free assistance to children, adolescents, adolescent girls and women victims of violence. In addition to providing professional psychosocial assistance to victims of violence, we are also active in the field of preventive, because we believe that only the full operation could lead to the desired results – this is the zero tolerance of violence in society.

At the Institute Emma, ​​who works in the field of family violence, sexual abuse and other pressing issues concerning the basic rights of children, adolescents and adults are faced with concrete examples of serious breaches of human rights at all levels of intimate personal through the family to the institutional and Finally, the social context. Our fundamental premise has been and will support and protect the individual at all levels, where they ask for our help.


Institute under statute and program orientation in the context of its work provides telephone, individual and group form of assistance. In these areas the institution encourages and ensures the elimination of negative factors in terms of reducing the social exclusion of users and help to improve the quality of their life.

The Slovenian project team, in charge in particular of the coordination of the WS3.1 (Capacity Building), is composed by Ms. Dzevada Popaja, director of the Center for Psycological Care for Victims of Violence (Emma Zavod), with a strong experience and competences as psychologist for children and young. She is supported by Ms. Mateja Gustin (thematic expert), expert in training for volunteers and operators in the field of support for victims of violence, by Ms. Natalija Gregoric, expert in training and counselling for victims of violence, by Ms. Nataša Resnik, assigned to the general project management and communication activities.


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Creta Region

The Region of Crete is a second grade local self government authority of Geece. It offers services for the benefit of the citizens. It is a Public Law Entity. It is organized and operated according to the Greek Law 3852/10 (FEK 87/07-06-2010) “Kallikratis Programme”. It consists of 6 General Directorates and 36 Directorates that aim at Economic, Social and Cultural Development of the Island of Crete.


The Region of Crete designs, plans and implements policies at regional level as part of its responsibility in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and social cohesion taking into account national and European policies. The Region of Crete provides services of public health and social care with competences in:

  1. Welfare actions concerning the family, child, elderly, disabled and vulnerable population groups
  2. Social and economic integration actions
  3. Research conduction to prevent and treat societal problems


Co-operation with local, regional, national and EU partners, is essential for the success of the venture of the Region of Crete. The dialogue, the experience, the expertise and the know how exchange between national and EU partners is the key mean for the Region of Crete to succesfuly achieve the goals of social cohesion and development.


The Region of Crete has designed a Strategy for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion to 2020 under the scope and the vision of the National and the EU strategy “Europe 2020”. The Strategy contains a series of actions concerning the protection of children. The Region of Crete is also a member of the ELISAN & ENSA European Networks in the context of making efforts to fulfill its strategic goals for innovative social integration and protection.


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Cluj-Napoca Social and Medical Services Department

The Social and Medical Services Department of the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca is a public provider of social and some medical services and has the mission of identifying the social problems of the local community and finding the proper solutions regarding child and family protection, the elderly, persons with disabilities and other persons in need or vulnerable groups.


Eversince its formation in 2008, the actions and projects of The Social and Medical Services Department are directed towards the individual, the family and the community level with the objectives of preventing situations which could lead to social marginalization, supporting the ones in need in overcoming difficulties in order to limit or tackle the temporary or permanent effects of situations which generated/can generate social exclusion or marginalization.


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