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Family Justice Centers

3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence

September 6, 2019

From the 1-4 September the EFJCA was present in Oslo on the 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence. The EFJCA presented their European work in general and the experiences of the FJC Antwerp in particular.

The conference was designed for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Its main aims are to

  • Raise the awareness of domestic violence, share research findings and practice developments from across Europe and beyond and discuss the implications for policy and practice;
  • Develop critical and valid research on domestic violence, across disciplinary and topic boundaries;
  • Promote the evidence baseinforming policy and practice developments relating to domestic violence;
  • Encourage networking between delegates to promote the development of new research, effective policy and good practice.

The conference focused on

Understanding domestic violence

  • Studying various forms of violence and abuse, including physical, sexual, psychological, economic and material violence, in a wide range of intimate/close relationships
  • Exploring the gendered nature of domestic violence
  • Improving our understanding of how power structures and social inequalities shape the nature and dynamics of domestic violence
  • Understanding the intersection of domestic violence with other forms of harm
  • Investigating domestic violence in migration contexts

Prevention and interventions

  • Describing physical and mental health impacts of domestic violence
  • Promoting the evidence base informing effective prevention and interventions with those exposed to or at risk of domestic violence, including children and young people
  • Improving the quality and effectiveness of work with perpetrators of violence
  • Understanding the role of societal, community and individual responses to domestic violence, and how they affect victims


  • Improving multi-agency approaches to domestic violence
  • Exploring the national and transnational policy frameworks for addressing the structural nature of violence in intimate relationships in society
  • Improving the ability to understand the nature of and responses to domestic violence through international collaborations
  • Investigating the impact of political engagement in combatting domestic violence

Next ECDV conference

The next ECDV conference will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 13 - 15 September 2021. The call for papers is open, and you will find updated information available at the conference web site