The project

Perinatal violence is a specimen of domestic violence (physical, sexual, psychological, economic), suffered by a woman during the pregnancy and in the early periods after the birth of the child as well as the GBV suffered in the past by a woman, whose traumas emerge again during pregnanc.

MAP – A Multidisciplinary Approach to tackle, screen, recognize and treat the different forms of Perinatal Violence– is a European project aiming to improve the quality of services provided to victims and potential victims of perinatal violence.


  • Strengthen the skills of practitioners and professionals through specific tools and methodologies;
  • Improve data gathering of perinatal violence using the already existing health-care systems and best practices tested in Europe;
  • Increase the effectiveness of treatment against the negative outcomes of violence against women, children and the parental relationship and increase victims’ safety preventing further violence;
  • Increase cooperation among relevant services and improve the integration of operators, structures and services dealing with violence and healthcare;
  • Mainstreaming the detection and treatment of perinatal violence among existing intervention plans.


a preliminary assessment

a preliminary assessment It is crucial both to understand all the main implications and features of the phenomenon within each country and to figure out the training needs of the professionals. The analysis runs on two levels: the first one addresses existing literature and statistics; the second involves professionals in a qualitative data gathering about their perceptions on the perinatal violence and available service system.

Download the comparative report: at this link.

Capacity building and mutual learning:

Training will cover EU and national legislations and directives on Domestic Violence and especially the perinatal violence, as well as techniques and methods to screen, detect and take care of cases of perinatal violence. At the same time a specific focus will be devoted to the more effective approaches to empower the victim as a mother and a woman.


Download the Training Toolkit:   EnglishGreekItalian Slovenian Bulgarian

Video Training lessons are available in the official YouTube Channel at this link.

Impact and multiplier effect:

applicants will select and adapt the practices known through training in order to make them more feasible and coherent in cultural and systemic terms with the local situation. These practices will be piloted at local level in a multidisciplinary approach with the additional cooperation of local clinics or counselling centres (associated partners. Finally, local intervention plans will be released and ratified in territorial agreements. This will ensure the long term impact of the project at local level.

Download the local protocol at this link: Local Protocols

Communication and dissemination:

The communication and dissemination activities have mostly 3 objectives: (a) to spread the training toolkit, (b) disseminate the released intervention plans and their practical implications, (c) spread project methodology and crucial policy outputs to stakeholders at EU and National level. Those objectives will be directed to two main target groups: (a) NGOs, Social Enterprises, medical practitioners, social workers; health-care professionals; shelters; civil servants and local institutions; (b) stakeholders at EU and National level

Evaluation of the impact

will be devote to the impact and evaluation of the methodology tested through the project and the tools used


MAP partnership combines the strong capacity for action on the territory in the reference thematic fields, including significant institutional networks, with a wide range of skills.

ARES2.0 srl (IT) is specialized in institutional communication and development of training tools and communication campaigns for inclusion and support of disadvantaged categories. The company has already implemented similar tasks in different EU-funded projects addressed to sensitive target, also including children and women victim of violence.

Il Melograno (C.I.M.N.) is a non -profit organization that since 1983 provides (a) information, care and support activities for women from gestation to the earliest childhood; (b) training activities on the topics of birth and early childhood; (c) promotion of a new culture of motherhood, birth and early childhood, according to the WHO.

Horizon Service (IT), Dinamika Centre (BG), KWC (GR) and Zavod Odprta Dlan Trbovlje (SL) are well rooted local NGOs at forefront to counter DV, offering advice, therapeutic paths and protection to victims. They also manage shelters for women and children victims of violence

Associazione Studi Locali (IT) is a not for profit organisation of scholars from the Sapienza University of Rome aiming at promoting new models of public policy evaluation, with a particular attention on social innovation, and community welfare practices.