Seminar ‘Prevention of sexual & Gender-based Violence in the European Reception & Asylum Sector’: 10 September in Brussels

Within the European reception facilities; asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors as well professionals reveal to be vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Yet, no specific prevention tools, codes of conduct nor standard operating procedures in prevention and response of SGBV in this sector exist. 
At the Seminar: “Senperforto: Prevention of sexual & Gender-based Violence in the European Reception & Asylum Sector” we wish to take the prevention of SGBV in the European Asylum & Reception sector forward. First, we introduce the major challenges. Second, we highlight the research results of a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice-Study we conducted among professionals and residents in the reception structures. Subsequently we present the Senperforto Framework in SGBV Prevention. In four workshops we want to discuss and formulate policy and practice recommendations on the implementation of the Senperforto framework as a European Standard. Finally, we discuss these challenges and recommendations with a panel of policy makers on European, national and regional level. With all participants we wish to make a commitment: Prevention of Sexual and Gender-based Violence should be part of the minimum reception standards.

The seminar will take place on Friday, 10th of December 2010, in Brussels.

For registration, please send an e-mail to She will send you the registration form in return. The subscription fee is € 60. Registration should be finalized before November 15th.



December 10, 2011 - December 10, 2011

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Ines Keygnaert




Interpersonal violence