MIGS launches ARTEMIS, a new European project supporting women victims of violence

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MIGS is delighted to announce the launch of ARTEMIS, a project that aims to increase the level of awareness of the European Protection Order (EPO) among European citizens, lawyers and the personnel of NGOs and CSOs. This is to support women who have experienced domestic violence, stalking or other forms of abuse, so that they may be protected not only in their home country but in any European country they wish to travel to or reside in.

The European Protection Order was introduced by EC Directive 2011/99/EU to allow judicial protection orders issued in criminal proceedings in one Member State to be applied in another.

The project will aid professionals likely to meet victims in need of protective measures and address a gap in data as very little has thus far been collected on the European or Member State level to assess the use of EPOs. The expected results of the project are an increased number of EPOs requested and issued.

The project is co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union and will conclude in February 2022. MIGS is partnering with Progeu and EBIT Scuola di Formazione e Perfezionamento per la Pubblica Amministrazione in Italy, the Union of Women Association in Greece, Autonomna ženska kuća Zagreb, a Croatian women's NGO and proFem o.p.s. in the Czech Republic.

The ARTEMIS project has a dedicated website (EN & EL) at https://www.artemis-europa.eu/

For more information, contact Susana Pavlou at susana@medinstgenderstudies.org or 22 795156