Project

“Improvement of the national legal framework to bring it in line with the Council of Europe standards and strengthening the capacity of competent institutions involved in cases of Domestic Violence and Gender Based Violence”

The project beneficiary is the Ministry of Justice and the project is implemented in partnership with the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. Programme Operator is the Ministry of Interior.

The target groups of the project are: magistrates, legal experts, civil servants, social workers, police officers, NGOs, victims of domestic violence and gender based violence.

The project budget is 267 305 €, of which 15% is national co-financing.

Main project activities 

Improvement of the national legal framework to bring it in line with the Council of Europe standards and strengthening the capacity of competent institutions involved in cases of Domestic Violence and Gender Based Violence

Improvement of institutional capacities
through improved skills
of the experts working on domestic violence cases.

This activity includes the following sub-activities:
  1. Evaluation of good European practices and Bulgarian legislation on domestic violence and gender based violence in light of international and European standards;
  2. Drafting a strategy to reduce domestic violence;
  3. Development of regulatory changes to improve the legal framework in the field of domestic violence;
  4. Training of legal experts.

Improvement of institutional capacities through improved skills of the experts working on domestic violence cases.

This activity includes the following sub-activities:
  1. Development of a Guide for Training of Trainers "Improving the professional capacity of Bulgarian police to deal with cases of domestic violence and violence against women";
  2. Development of a Manual for training of police officers;
  3. Development of a Manual for training of social workers;
  4. Conduction of training of trainers of police officers;
  5. Conduction of training of police officers;
  6. Conduction of training of social workers.

Expected results 

• Drafting Strategy to reduce the domestic violence;
• Developed legislative proposals in line with the Istanbul Convention;

• Analyzes developed under Action 1;
• Developed training manuals;
• Conducted training of 40 legal experts;

• Conducted training of 56 trainers of police officers;
• Conducted training of 180 police officers;
• Conducted training of 246 social workers.

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