Launch of CYBERSAFE project


In December 2018, the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI) launched the Cybersafe project, co-finaced by EC DG JUST/REC  (REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017). The project brings together 9 partners from 8 different European countries: Union of Women Associations of Heraklion Prefecture (Greece), International Child Development Initiatives (Netherlands), Serious Games Interactive (Denmark), University of Tartu (Estonia), Women against Violence Europe (Austria), Azienda Speciale Retesalute (Italy), Women’s Support and Information Centre (Estonia), Northern Ireland Rape Crisis Association (United Kingdom), UL, Fakulteta za družbene vede (Slovenia) to work on an emerging and not fully investigated aspect of gender violence, namely cyber violence against woman and girls. In CYBERSAFE, all proposed activities will form a part of systematic and harmonized approach to tackle the issue from a gender perspective to induce prevention and promote behavioural change. CYBERSAFE will propose a set of innovative educational tools including experiential activities such as role playing and socio-drama; along with state-of-the-art ICT Serious Game.

CYBERSAFE acts in close collaboration with the ongoing “CYBERVAW” project (DG Justice, 2016), which is coordinated by Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of the Republic of Slovenia, UL Faculty of Social Sciences participates in the project as partner.

Objectives of the CYBERSAFE project:

  • Create an evidence based educational intervention that changes the attitudes of teenagers towards Cyber Violence Against Women & Girls (cyber VAWG), that is applicable to all EU countries.
  • Create Online Serious Game that supports and extends the in-person intervention.
  • Address cyber VAWG as a form of violence against women & girls & develop a gender sensitive approach to prevent it & promote healthy relationships & gender equality online.
  • Develop & promote innovative experiential & playful tools that facilitate behavioural change among teenagers on cyber VAWG.
  • Facilitate professionals working with teenagers to run & implement educational prevention programmes on cyber VAWG.

Back to list of notificationsPublished: 16. December 2018 | Category: News