Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence (USVSV): Training for Sustainable Services. 

Grant agreement no: JUST/2014/SPOB/AG/VICT/7401



Summary of the project

This research project, led by Brunel University London with 7 partners and 7 associate partners across 7 European countries, aims to develop, and integrate within the academic institutions, innovative training for university staff to enable them to give an appropriate response to different forms of manifestation of sexual violence.

We will conduct ‘best practice’ reviews in English and local languages, and use this as a starting point to develop training programmes appropriate to our cultural and institutional contexts. Each partner university will pilot a training model with 80 of its own staff and conduct an independent evaluation of it. The results of these evaluations will be shared across the partnership, and the training models made available permanently and free of charge, via an online portal.

The project began on March 1st 2016 and will end with an international conference in November 2017. It is funded by the European Commission’s DG Justice, Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (DAPHNE strand).



Dr Pam Alldred, Brunel University, UK


Italy University Action Coordinator:

Prof Norma de Piccoli



Sussex University (UK), University of Rovira I Virgili (Spain), Universidad del Pais Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (Spain), Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy), Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece), University of York (UK).


Associate Partners:          

Universitat de Barcelona (ES), University of West of England (UK), Lancaster University (UK), Victimology Society of Serbia (Serbia), St Mary’s Twickenham London (UK), MARTA (Latvia), Mondragon University (Spain).