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UniSAFE: Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organisations safe

Research project
Active research
Project size
approx. 34 million SEK
Project period
2021 - 2024
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

EU Horizon 2020

Short description

UniSAFE is a ten-partner EU funded project that aims to produce better knowledge on gender-based violence in research performing and funding organisations, and to translate this knowledge into operational tools for higher education, research organisations and policymakers. It examines the mechanisms of gender-based violence, its social determinants, mechanisms, consequences, by developing an ambitious multi-level research design and holistic 7P model: 1) Prevalence and impacts of gender-based violence analysed via a survey (N42,000) and by a Europe-wide survey of mobile researchers; 2) Organisational responses and infrastructure are analysed via in-depth cases studies, interviews with researchers at higher risk, and a strategic mapping in and of research organisations in 15 member states; 3) Legal and policy frameworks are analysed in the EU27 and three Associated States.

UniSAFE relies on a ten EU partner multi-disciplinary consortium with a network of researchers in 31 countries. It is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme Science with and for Society, and call topic Gender-based violence including sexual harassment in research organisations and universities with approximately 24 million SEK (3 198 540 euro).

Researchers at UGOT: Sofia Strid (Scientific Coordinator), Fredrik Bondestam, Angelica Simonsson, Nicole Ovesen.
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