“Integrated System of Counteracting Domestic Violence” project is organized by the Institute of Justice in Warsaw (project organizer) in partnership with the University of Stavanger (project partner).


Norwegian funds: “Integrated System for the Prevention of Domestic Violence” benefits from funding worth 8 791 999, 25 received from Norway. The project aims to find comprehensive solutions to the problem of domestic violence.



 Aim of the Project


The aim of the project is to find comprehensive solutions to the problem of domestic violence. In recent years, the phenomenon of domestic violence has increased in most European countries. The best way to solve this problem is to prevent it, not just react to its effects. Consequently, it is important to increase vigilance not only when families are in imminent danger of domestic violence, but when they are not yet experiencing it. Traditionally, in the literature, this stage is referred to as domestic violence prevention.



 The Idea


Preventive actions are effective when they are implemented as systemic solutions. In this context, we understand them as the organization of activities at the local level that will provide comprehensive help and support to families at risk of domestic violence. System solutions require the involvement of many partners at the central and local level, as well as third sector organizations (e.g. NGO’s, the Church) and the families themselves. The method of linking the stakeholders will be determined by the service integration / collaboration model (e.g. integration, network or semi-integration model). There are no effective proposals for systemic solutions in the field of domestic violence prevention in Poland. It seems that the creation of this model meets the requirements resulting from Art. 7 of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, which provides for the creation of comprehensive and coordinated policies for action to prevent all forms of violence.

The key element of the project is the development of a system of integrated solutions in the field of domestic violence prevention, which could be implemented after the test phase in selected municipalities.





The project will last 44 months and has been divided into four phases:

1. Diagnostic phase

The first phase of the project provides for the assessment of the relational support system in preventing domestic violence in Poland and Norway through the review of literature and documents in various languages, focus group interviews, assessment of the availability of services related to the prevention of domestic violence in Poland and Norway, and the development of a Relational Risk Assessment Scale.

2. Implementation

In the implementation phase, a publication on strengthening family relationships will be prepared.

3. Model evaluation

In the third phase of the project, tools for evaluating the developed model will be developed. The model will be assessed on the basis of the developed tools. At the end of this phase, a model test report will be prepared.

4. Dissemination phase

In the last phase of the project, a conference and a seminar will be organized in Poland, during which specialists, scientists, decision makers and politicians will be able to learn more about the developed model. Moreover, they will be encouraged to implement it in their municipalities. Scientists participating in the project will also have the opportunity to present their research results at international conferences.

 Norwegian Funds  

The Norwegian and EEA funds, i.e. the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, are a form of non-returnable foreign aid granted by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to new EU members. These funds are related to Poland’s accession to the European Union and the simultaneous accession of our country to the European Economic Area (EU + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway).

In the new funding period (2014-2021), € 2.8 billion will be made available to the 15 Member States of the European Union to reduce social and economic disparities and strengthen bilateral relations with the three donor countries.

On May 3, 2016, agreements were signed between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the European Union on Norwegian and EEA funds for the period from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2021.

Norwegian funds contribute to the development of better solutions in the field of domestic violence prevention through the cooperation of scientists and practitioners from Poland and Norway.

More information about the Norwegian Funds: https://funduszenorweskie.pl/