This study aims to contribute to an improved institutional response from the EU to combating violence against women and better protection of women from further victimisation.

The specific objectives of this study are to:

  • Support Member States in meeting the requirements of the EU legal framework and the Istanbul Convention, on the protection of women victims of intimate partner violence;
  • Support stronger efforts from Member States, specifically among the police, to accurately estimate the risk of further victimisation and to manage that risk accordingly, thereby protecting women from further violence.

Expected outcomes

This study is expected to increase key stakeholders’ knowledge of recent policy, legal and research developments on risk assessment and risk management of intimate partner violence against women. It will also support Member States to meet the requirements of the EU framework and the Istanbul Convention with respect to the protection of women victims of intimate partner violence.

Further information

Full study description in EIGE's online resources for gender-based violence