Meeting in Italy

Eva Michálková


Meeting in Italy

proFem participated in already 4th coordinating meeting regarding our international project Love & Respect. Meeting took place at our partner's organization in Città di Castello in Italy, from 29 to 31 October 2018. proFem participants were - project coordinator and social worker active in the project.

There are ten more months ahead in the project Love and Respect, therefore we dedicated this meeting mainly to coordination and communication issues to make our cooperation in such a big team effective (there are 6 partner NGOs involved in the project). We also planned further development of the project, which will culminate in the coming months.

In particular, during this meeting, we managed to plan a joint campaign for the 16 days of activism taking place at the end of November following the International Day against Violence against Women. The campaign will take place on the existing social networks of all partner organizations and will be based on the results of the research we had carried out within the project. The aim of the campaign will be to highlight that young people and teenagers can also experience violence in their intimate relationships.

Among our partner organizations, we also shared what's new within facebook and instagram campaigns, tips for successful posts, and ideas for continuing. There are volunteers involved in creating these posts and managing social media, especially those trained during Ambassadors of Love & Respect sub-project.

During the meeting, we also focused on finalizing the content of the common web platform and the quiz that we are finishing up and by the end of the year, they should both be working. On the common platform, comprehensive information on teen dating violence will be published, in a mobile quiz, young people can learn more about themselves in an interactive way and test whether they are in a healthy or toxic relationship.

Following a joint agreement with partners, the next coordination meeting will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, at the beginning of June, and will be hosted by partner organization CESI.

Learn more about our international project Love & Respect, which we are the main coordinators of and which is supported by the Erasmus + program.