Published December 23, 2022 | Version v2
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UniSAFE D5.2: Report on Case Studies on the Effects and Consequences of Institutional Responses to Gender-based Violence along the 7Ps in Research Performing Organisations

  • 1. European Science Foundation
  • 2. University of Ostrava
  • 3. Institute of Sociology of Czech Academy of Science
  • 4. University of Helsinki, Örebro Universitet
  • 5. GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften in Mannheim
  • 6. Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences
  • 7. Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • 8. University of Gothenburg
  • 9. Örebro University, University of Gothenburg
  • 10. University of Iceland
  • 11. Jagiellonian University
  • 12. Kadir Has University
  • 13. Yellow Window


The objective of this report is to offer a comprehensive understanding of the effects and consequences of the design and implementation of institutional measures and responses to gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, in research performing organisations (RPOs). This is done through a multi-level analysis of 16 case studies conducted in 15 European countries: 11 case studies were carried out in EU-27 countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Sweden) and four in Associated Countries (Iceland, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom).

The 16 case studies were selected from the UniSAFE’s inventory of policies and measures to respond to gender-based violence in European universities and research organisations (Deliverable 5.1, Huck et al., 2022). This report is also related to other UniSAFE’s deliverables: it makes use of the 7Ps framework (prevalence, prevention, protection, prosecution, provision of services, partnerships, and policies) developed in deliverable 3.1. “Report on the conceptual and theoretical state of the art” (Strid et al., 2021) and it also benefits from insights from deliverable 3.2 “Report on the European policy baseline” (Fajmonová et al., 2021) and deliverable 4.3. “Gender-based violence and its consequences in European Academia, Summary results from the UniSAFE survey” (Lipinsky et al., 2022).



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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 101006261
European Commission