UNISAFE project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement n°101006261

Project Summary

UniSAFE is an EU-funded project that aims to produce in-depth knowledge on gender-based violence and sexual harassment in research performing organisations, and to translate this research into operational tools for higher education and research organisations.

The project will collect empirical evidence of the prevalence of gender-based violence, understanding how this relates to its determinants and consequences, but also how it responds to the roles of university and research organisations in preventing, protecting, prosecuting, providing services, supported by policies and partnerships (7Ps model). These mechanisms will be investigated at national, organisational and individual levels, using a holistic research model.  

The project’s findings will be translated into concrete policy recommendations, tailored tools and capacity-building activities to empower stakeholders to reduce gender-based violence in higher education and research organisations.  

Project consortium

UniSAFE relies on a strong multi-disciplinary consortium of nine European partners. The strength of the consortium is based on the partners’ in-depth knowledge and extensive collaborative track record on researching GBV, transforming academic insights into operational tools, and knowledge dissemination.   

  • European Science Foundation, France 
  • Örebro University, Sweden  
  • GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany 
  • Yellow Window, Belgium  
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain  
  • Institute of sociology of the academy of sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic 
  • Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania  
  • Jagiellonian University, Poland  
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK 

Role of ESF

ESF is the Project Coordinator and leads the work package on Communication, dissemination and exploitation.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006261