In the beginning of the year the team of CSCD added to its project portfolio the project WEGO! 2. Achieving economic independence - a factor for leaving a violent relationship with the intimate partner (Building Economic Independence: the Way Out of Intimate Partner Violence, Ref. REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017, Project ID 810371).

The project is a continuation of the WEGO project completed in 2017 - "WEGO - Economic Independence of Women for Exiting from Violence in Partnership" (Women Economic – Independence & Growth Opportunity).

WE GO! aims to promote the economic empowerment of women who have survived violence by strengthening support structures - local, national and European and by promoting the implementation of good practices and multidisciplinary cooperation between all stakeholders.



  • 4 EU Member States develop and implement good practices to support the economic empowerment of victims of violence
  • 100 women have improved their social skills and are part of social networks
  • 100 women are supported in their employability
  • At least 8 NGO Centers offer higher quality services with enhanced support standards
  • 120 specialists engaged in preventing and combating violence against women have raised their knowledge and capacity
  • In 4 regional territories, coordination and cooperation between institutions providing economic empowerment services for women who have survived violence
  • 80 business companies (ie employers and employees) have become aware of the problems associated with violence against women
  • 10 business companies have taken action and policies to prevent violence against women and support the labor integration of the survivors
  • 150 policy makers / CEOs of companies participated in the project activities.



·         ActionAid Italy – Project Coordinator


·         SURT - Spain


·         Institute for Social Research (IRS) - Italy


·         CSCD - Bulgaria


·         Cooperativa “Rel.Azione Positive” - Italy


·         Women’s Center of Karditsa (WCK) – Greece



  • Women who have survived violence (including violence from the intimate partner)
  • Social workers, mediators and volunteers from the NGO sector working with women who have suffered violence
  • Private and public stakeholders (business corporations and enterprises, local and national government institutions)



ITALY: Regione Lombardia, AFOL - Milan Public Learning Center and the Metropolitan Center for Work, OpenPolis, SVD - Donna Aiuta Donna Onlus, Aisha, Centro Veneto Donna, Libellula Network

SPAIN: Ajuntamento de Santa Coloma de Gravenet, Ajuntamento de Sabadell, Ministry of Citizens' Rights and Equal Rights, GAFT, CIece

GREECE: General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), Karditsa Municipality, Karditsa Cooperative Bank, ERT

BULGARIA: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria - SELENA, Puls Foundation Pernik, Center Dynamika, Ruse



December 2018 – November 2020



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