DECIDES Europe – Preventing Gender-Based violence, The Youth’s Outlook

DECIDES Europe contributes to reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) in three European countries, Denmark, Romania and Spain, by improving the awareness of young people about all forms of gender-based violence (GBV), its causes, consequences and by providing tools to prevent, recognize and counter it.

DECIDES Europe aims to 1) effectively contribute to a change in attitudes and behaviors of young people and their environments towards GBV, 2) Improve young people’s and teachers’ detection and identification capacities and their knowledge of GBV causes and consequences, 3) Increase the visibility and awareness about GBV, its forms, causes and consequences both inside and outside schools and 4) improve school staffs’ capacities to develop projects to detect potential cases and cooperate with other schools and relevant stakeholders.

The beneficiaries of the project are young students, aged 15 to 18, school staff, such as teachers, counsellors and school managers, parents, and vulnerable groups such as young people and young migrants. The project also encourages local authorities and schools involved to set up a common framework or protocol of action to address GBV in the educational system.

DECIDES Europe has been designed under the DECIDES Program framework. DECIDES (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health) is a program created by Interarts focused on improving the health and well-being of people through cultural cooperation for development and the generation of spaces for reflection based on the capitalization of the experiences developed in the field.

DECIDES Europe was launched in September 2018 and will end in September 2020. It implemented by Interarts and Trabe (Spain), Transcena (Romania) and Kvindemuseet i Danmark (Denmark). It is co-funded by the European Union within the Equality, Rights and Citizenship program.