Its main goal is to tackle gender-based violence in nightlife, leisure and socialization venues
On April 20 and 21, the kick-off meeting of a new European project coordinated by ABD, the CRISSCROSS project, was held in Barcelona.
The CRISSCROSS main goal is to tackle gender-based violence in nightlife, leisure and socialization venues frequented by youngsters and young adults (16-24 y/o) through the design, testing and evaluation of innovative pilots based on the behaviour change wheel methodology, with the aim to raise awareness, change attitudes and prevent GBV behaviours -including LGBTIphobia- linked to sexual violence and substance use.
The meeting, held in person at LaBonne, consisted of several sessions with the aim of presenting the organizations of the consortium and the project at a general level. Then the different work tasks that will be developed throughout the two years of the project were discussed in more depth, which are: Coordination and management; Participatory research based on best practices and needs analysis; Design and test of local pilots; Impact evaluation; Communication and advocacy actions, among others.
The project, funded by the CERV-2022-DAPHNE Programme, and coordinated Asociación Bienestar y Desarrollo ABD (SP) will be carried out from March 2023 to 28 February 2025, in partnership with the organizations ACRA (IT), Cooperativa Lotta Contro l’Emarginazione (IT), Kosmicare (PT), 4MOTION (LU), Health Service Executive (IE), Universidad de Sevilla (ES).