in Europe

Life skills, leadership, limitless potential


Supporting children and young people affected by sexual violence in Europe by strengthening and faciilitating participatory practice.


The objectives of the project are:

  • to develop an evidence-based training programme for sexual violence (SV) specialist support services to promote participatory practice with children and young people (CYP) affected by SV
  • to build capacity and sustainable professional support networks to promote partiicpatory rights-based approaches to supporting CYP affected by SV
  • to develop a life skills and leadership toolkit for CYP affected by SV and prepare Youth Facilitators to co-deliver the toolkit with Country Partner Staff
  • to enable CYP affected by SV to develop their knowledge, skills and capacities
  • to support child and youth-led projects which will enable CYP affected by SV to share their views through creative tools such as film and art which will help protect other CYP from SV and challenge stigma
  • to build the evidence-base on how to support and involve this group in advocacy through research and evaluaiton
  • facilitate European knowledge exchange through the dissemination of freely accessible tools and resources


The project is co-funded by the European Union.


The project is implemented with the leadership of Bedfordshire University


and in partnership with:

Stichting Alexander 

Terre des hommes Romania

P.U.L.S.E. Foundation