GenderSAFE relies on a strong multi-disciplinary consortium of six European partners. The strength of the consortium is based on the partners’ in-depth knowledge and extensive collaborative track record on researching gender-based violence, transforming academic insights into operational tools, and knowledge dissemination.


European Science Foundation (France)

ESF is a non-profit organisation that supports scientific research across Europe by providing high-quality, independent science operations to the European Research Area. Their core activities include Research Project Grant Evaluation, coordination of European projects, funding programmes and administration of scientific platforms. They have considerable background acting as ‘Project Office’ for EC projects, and coordinating a wide range of pan-European scientific initiatives, programmes and H2020 projects, including UniSAFE.

ESF coordinates GenderSAFE and will ensure effective impact of the project’s findings, specifically focusing on awareness raising, communication and dissemination.


Yellow Window (Belgium)

YW is a multi‐disciplinary consultancy specializing in product, service and policy design, with considerable expertise in the fields of gender equality and social innovation. They have extensive experience in designing research methodologies, collecting and analysing complex and comprehensive data, drafting thorough and accessible reports communicating the research findings, and translating them into concrete (policy) recommendations. YW has developed various toolkits in support of policy implementation, including the GEAR tool for the European Commission and EIGE.

YW leads the development of the GenderSAFE trainings for RPOs and for policymakers as well as the development and piloting of a data collection and monitoring methodology at the institutional level.


Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)

ISAS is a leading centre for sociological research and training in the Czech Republic. Its Centre for Gender & Science offers cutting-edge qualitative research, studies and analyses, but also advisory services to public administration and support to research and higher education institutions implementing institutional change for gender equality. Their members serve on expert groups and advisory bodies in the Czech Republic and at the EU level.

Within GenderSAFE, ISAS leads the data collection and monitoring on gender-based violence measures, the zero-tolerance needs assessment among the specific target groups, and the project’s advocacy activities.


Knowledge and Innovation (Italy)

K&I (Knowledge & Innovation) is a research institute legally established as a SME with vast experience in social research, gender+ research, co-creation methodologies, institutional change, and the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of GEPs and training and capacity-building.

K&I leads the following activities in GenderSAFE: mutual learning, exchange and co-creation, and operationalising results for creating an EU baseline code of conduct on zero-tolerance approaches to gender-based violence in higher education and research.


University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56,000 students and 6,600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Within GenderSAFE, UGOT leads the establishment of an EU baseline on zero-tolerance of gender-based violence.


Central European University (Budapest)

CEU (Central European University) is an institution of advanced research and teaching, dedicated to socially and morally responsible intellectual inquiry. Its Department of Gender Studies is a unique and intellectually vibrant environment, and unlike many gender studies programmes that rely on affiliated faculty based in other departments, the department has its own interdisciplinary faculty and curriculum.

CEU leads the practical testing of the Code of Conduct template developed in GenderSAFE.