Transilvania University of Brașov
  • Project manager: Univ. Lecturer Diana-Cristina Bódi , Ph.D.
  • Assistant manager: Univ. Lecturer Marinela Șimon , Ph.D.
  • Responsibility for training: Univ. Assistant Lecturer Iolanda Felicia Beldianu, Ph.D.
  • Responsibility for promotion: Univ. Lecturer Victor Briciu , Ph.D.
  • Financial responsibility: Gabriela Plopeanu

Transilvania University of Braşov is the greatest and most reputed state- and state-accredited higher-education institution, in the Development Region - Centre. At present, it includes18 faculties, where almost 20.000 students are studying, under the supervision of more than 750 teaching staff - holders of discipline. The number of the university study programmes is of 109 Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, 70 Master’s Degree Programmes and 17 PhD domains.

In addition to the didactic activity, scientific research is an essential component of the activity deployed in Transilvania University of Braşov, being conducted by the teaching staff and the full-time researchers, via research Master’s Degree Programmes, PhD Programmes and post-PhD Programmes. In this line, the Research and Development Institute of Transilvania University of Braşov was established in 2012; Institute which is aimed at the smooth deployment of the scientific-research and technological-development activity, in the university’s excellence fields, with a view to developing high tech products and to promoting sustainable development. The institute currently brings together 27 scientific-research centres, both in technical fields and in humanities (Emerging Centre: Communication and Social Innovation, Emerging Centre: Positive Psychology and Education for a Sustainable Community, Research Centre: Life Quality and Human Performance etc.).

The Project expertise pertains to the Faculty of Sociology and Communication, through the Programme of Social Assistance (established in 2002) and of Sociology (since 1993) and to the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, through the Psychology – Pedagogy Programmes (since 1999).

By the content of the curricula and of the syllabi, the didactic activity deployed within these two Faculties, targets the issue of domestic violence, in the light of the theoretical approaches, as well as of the strategies, methods and techniques of prevention / intervention. Since 2006, the students in Social Assistance within the Faculty of Sociology and Communication, have been involved and have participated in the organization of awareness-raising campaigns, as regards the domestic-violence and abuse phenomenon, on the “Day for the Elimination of Domestic Violence in Romania”, November 25th, and on the “Day for the Elimination of Violence against Children, in Romania”, June 5th.

The Project team members make the proof of a rich expertise, in terms of both theory and practice, in the field of domestic violence, as well as of a rich expertise, in the field of training.

The motivation of the Organization to implement the project is to approach a serious problem in Romania, a problem which affects the victims’ essential fundamental rights, to help strengthen the capacity of preventing, detecting and fighting against the domestic-violence phenomenon, by the transfer of specific knowledge and skills, and by the consolidation of the mutual relation between the theoretical and practical fields. It is well known that efficient practical intervention must be grounded in theoretical knowledge, whereas the practice in some field may contribute to the advancement of theory.

The motivation for the Project implementation also refers to strengthening the bilateral relations between the beneficiary State and the donor State, by the mutual exchange of theoretical and practical experience, with a view to reducing the disparities in the European Economic Area.

Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Centre of Research and Prevention of Family and Societal Violence

  • Partner with responsibilities: Univ. Assoc. Prof. Imola Antal, Ph.D.
  • Researcher: Univ. Assist. Lect. Éva László, Ph.D.
Main activities of the Centre
  • researches on the phenomenon, intervention and prevention of violence;
  • development of the intervention and prevention programmes, in close collaboration with other competent organizations;
  • organization of specific professional-training courses (including the postgraduate ones).
Relevant projects
  • “Why Doesn’t She Press Charges? Understanding and Improving Women’s Safety and Right to Justice”, financed by the Commission of the European Communities, the first financing line DAPHNE III (2007-2013), coordinated by Fondazione di Ricerca Istituto Carlo Cattaneo in Bologna (5 countries). The Interdisciplinary Intervention Group in Cases of High-Risk Domestic Violence - (GIICVDRC) was established in Cluj-Napoca, holding monthly meetings, with a view to intervening in such cases and to supporting the prevention activities, as well as the local, respectively national policies.
  • “Balkan Epidemiological Study on Child Abuse and Neglect (BECAN)”, financing FP7-HEALTH-2007-B, coordinator: Institute for Child and Family Health in Athens; 9 partner countries.
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

Psychological Research Centre

  • Partner with responsibilities: Univ. Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Dana Bucuță, Ph.D.
  • Expert researcher Univ. Assist. Lect. Raluca Ana Sassu, Ph.D.

The Psychological-Research Centre is aimed at promoting research excellence in humanities and socio-economics.

Main activities: to form partnerships with expertise centres, training schools, NGOs and so forth; with a view to developing and optimizing intervention modalities in high-risk situations (for instance aggressiveness, domestic violence, discrimination etc.) and with specific organizations (Schools, NGOs, Rehabilitation Centres, Detention Centres etc.

Relevant projects

  • DAPHNE III, JLS/2007/ DAP-1/058 30-CE-0227730/00-44: A Comparative Analysis of Community Focused Initiatives Aimed at Supporting Women, Children and Young People – addressed to the victims of human violence, exploitation and trafficking, in Great Britain, Germany and Romania.
  • POSDRU/84/6.1/S/49774 Project “Social Economy – Real Chances for a Better Life!” (2007-2013): Training programme in the field of the Management of Social Enterprises.
  • POSDRU, ID 63951- Development and implementation of an integrated pilot programme, in order to raise the access to higher education, of the persons with disabilities: Elaboration and provision of a training programme, for the educational mentorship of the disabled students.
Association of Women against Violence – ARTEMIS
  • Partner with responsibilities: Psych. Maria Popa (President)
  • Trainer: Psych. Sorina Camelia Bumbuluț

Purposes of the Association

  • prevention and fight against abuses and violence of any kind against women and children;
  • organization and achievement of the professional-training activities;
  • dissemination of the professional experiences and of the information, among the professional community and among the population;
  • promotion of equal opportunities between women and men.

Main activities

  • psychological, juridical counselling;
  • professional training and information activities/ training for experts;
  • supervision offered to the specialists in the psychological and social field.

Relevant projects

  • “Why Doesn’t She Press Charges? Understanding and Improving Women’s Safety and Right to Justice”, DAPHNE III (2007-2013)
  • „Opening Doors Creating awareness and empowering immigrant women to end violence and abuse within and outside the family” (2011-2012)
  • “Proactive against Violence, by Specialized Services”, financed by the Local Council Cluj-Napoca (2012)
  • “Zero Tolerance to Violence”, financed by the Local Council Cluj-Napoca (2011)
  • “Proactive Art in Community, in tandem with Zero Tolerance to Violence”, financed by Local Council Cluj-Napoca (2010)
  • “Together, We Can Put an End to Silence”, financed by Comunitas Foundation (2010)
  • “Theatre – A Novel Answer to Violence”, financed by Alexandrion Group Foundation, prevention (2010)
The Foundation TISIP
  • Partner with responsibilities – Norway: Assoc. Prof. Karl-Johan Johansen
  • Collaborator: Hanne Haugen

TISIP is a non-profit foundation, which has been conducting research and development projects, ever since 1985; as a satellite of South-Troendelag University College in Trondheim.

Its main activity consists in providing educational and training courses for governmental institutions, universities and for the business sphere. TISIP has a rich experience in regional, national și international projects.

Relevant projects

  • Project "Integration of People with Mental Problems” (2008-2011): European Project of Professional Development and Experience Exchange, between Specialists and Beneficiaries of the Mental-Health Services in Norway and Sweden;
  • Project “Groundbreaking Care” (2003-2006): Skill Development and Transmission, in terms of Alternative Models and Methods of Service Management in Healthcare, Child-Welfare and Social Services.