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VOICE partners meeting in Vienna

On February 23 and 24, partners in the European project VOICE met for the partners meeting in Vienna, Austria. The project focuses on combating sexual violence and harassment in European sport through research and by listening to voices of those affected, promoting safe sporting environments and freedom from harassment, violence, exploitation and abuse. EPC was represented at the meeting by Saskia Kanfer, Head of Office.

 

The meeting started on Thursday morning with an overview of the main activities and achievements by the coordinators & steering group, led by German Sport University, NWG-Network and a survivor of sexual abuse.

 

University partners from eight participating countries - German Sport University (GER), Edge Hill University (GBR), University of Ljubljana (SLO), University of Southern Denmark (DEN), University of Debrecen & University of Budapest (HUN), University of Vienna (AUT), University of Antwerp & Thomas More University College (BEL), University of Vic - University Central of Catalunya (ESP) presented their status quo in the project. The research started with interviews with the victims and survivors of sexual harassment & abuse, and the call is still open. Analysis will follow, and stories will be shared after being anonymised.

 

The four sport organisations partners - European University Sports Association (EUSA), European Paralympic Committee (EPC), Youth Section of the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO Youth) and the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) also presented their activities and shared their commitments and dissemination plan.

The meeting in Vienna concluded with parallel workshops with university partners and sport organisations and providing practical information about the future activities; namely staging the national forums, organisation of European workshop, collection of good practices and development of educational resources.

 

Newsletter "VOICE" March 2017

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