CORE Project includes activities for practitioners from different fields and for the citizenship. The aims of these activities are to foster cooperation among organizations, to spread best practice and to promote debate about coordination as a mechanism to provide a more personalised care to women. Below you will find more information on these activities.

Capacity building seminars

A set of five training seminars were organized in order to foster links between professionals from GBV-specialised services and from generalist agencies that participate in the LCC. These seminars improved coordination for case management, overcome obstacles for personal and organisational information sharing and promote a deeper knowledge on the work, processes and available resources from each organisation.
They were delivered by experienced professionals in kick-starting and managing GBV local coordination mechanisms. These events were designed to follow a cross-practice approach and they mixed up activities to foster interaction between attendants, professional, as well as best practices transferable to municipalities by focusing on the development of Local Conferences on GBV.

The activities and methodologies mentioned above have been collected in a training manual that will be available on this website. Thanks to this, other organisations will be able to replicate the training in other municipalities and organisations by using the same resources delivered in these capacity building events. Therefore, the attendants could be also trainers and disseminators of the project.

The following events were held in five different towns in 2014:

– Alcantarilla, 11th November. Coordination in the field of employment.
– Caravaca de la Cruz, 13th November. Coordination in the field of education and GBV prevention.
– Lorca, 20th November. Coordination in the field of Health Services.
– Cieza, 21st November. Coordination between Regional Network of GBV-specialized services and generalist agencies.
– Cartagena, 27th November. Coordination in the field of Police forces (Policía Nacional, Guardia Civil and Policía Local).

European Conference

The aims of this European conference are to disseminate project results, to share best practices and to promote debate among professionals and policy makers to improve the response given from public and private organisations to women and children victims of gender-based violence. To achieve this, a combination of local, national and European experts will share their knowledge and experiences during a 2-day conference held by the Regional Government of Murcia.

Target audience
This Conference targets general audience, but it is especially designes for:
– Third Sector Organisations that deals with gender-based violence, equality, youth and child protection.
– Associations and NGOs that work with young people, interested in preventing gender-based violence.
– Health professionals.
– Professionals from the fields of employment and labor insertion.
– Staff from Regional and Local Authorities with competences in gender-based violence, equality, youth and social services.
– Police forces

Dates and meeting venues
Dates: 11th-12th June, 2015
Meeting venues: Regional Archive of Murcia, Av. de los Pinos, 4, Murcia
Public transportation: Bus – Rayo 14 and Rayo 20 (stop: Pabellón Príncipe de Asturias); Tram – Line 1 (stop: Biblioteca Regional).
Scheduled coffee breaks and lunch are offered by the organisation.


08:45 Registration

09:30 Opening
Susana Camarero Benítez, Secretary of State for Social Services, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
Catalina Lorenzo Gabarrón, Regional Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Regional Government of Murcia

10:00 Developing a common strategy to improve coordination and implementation of an individualised plan of care
Speaker from Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

10:40 CORE Project. Coordinating an individualised response for victims of GBV of the Region of Murcia
Nicolás Gonzálvez Gallego, project manager

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Violence against women: an EU-wide survey
Sami Nevala, Head of Sector Statistics and Surveys Freedoms & Justice Research Department , European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

12:15 PANEL 1. Protecting women and children victims of GBV
Faustina Sánchez Rodríguez, Institute of Forensic Medicine
Javier Baturone Medina, Family and Women Unit – National Police
Beatriz Vernet Perna, Judiciary Police – Guardia Civil

13:15 EEA Grants action to foster gender equality
Rachel Eapen Paul, Senior Adviser, Office of Equality and Anti-discrimination (TBC)

14:00 Lunch

15:30 PANEL 2. EEA Grants – Regional projects to individualise and coordinate the response to women victims of gender-based violence
Speaker from Andalusia
Speaker from Islas Baleares
Speaker from Castilla-La Mancha
Speaker from Castilla y León
Speaker from Extremadura

09:00 Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union. A study from the European Institute of Gender Studies
Philippa Olive, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Health and Professional Practice, University of Cumbria, UK

09:45 IDVA and MARACs to improve a coordinated response in the UK
Suzanne Jacobs, Director of Programmes and Innovation, Safe Lives, United Kingdom

10:30 PANEL 3. Buenas prácticas en empleo y sanidad
Ana Belén Marco Ibáñez, Radio ECCA
Remedios Martín del Olmo, Radio ECCA
Ascensión Albacete Belmonte, Psychologist, Mental Health Centre (Lorca)

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 PANEL 4. Strategies to prevent GBV in youth
‘Plurales’ Programme: Jesús Ladrón de Guevara, Severo Ochoa High School
Equality sounds good! A Euopean experience focused on music, Manuel Canteras Campos, San Buenaventura School
Imagina Project. ‘Bad treatment vs good treatment. You decide’. Juana Fuentes Martínez, Psychologist, CAVI Mar Menor

12:30 PANEL 5. Other forms of violence against women
Violence against women in war conflicts. Ukraine. Lyudmyla Kovalchuk, Vice President of La Strada Ukraine International.
Feminization of poverty. Daniel López Fernández, Fundación Jesús Abandonado
Trafficking in women. Marta Serrano and Isabel Mª Jiménez, Oblatas Programme

Ana Gallego Torres, Deputy Director General for Gender-Based Violence Interinstitutional Relationships, Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

Verónica López García, Director General for Social Affairs, Regional Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Regional Government of Murcia

Agenda European Conference. CORE Project (click here to download the agenda).


Registration is open until 3 June (2:00 PM). A participation certificate will be issued after the conference if the participant attends the whole conference. If you want to attend the conference, please fill in this form.