Everything you need to know about the Project

Love and Respect - Preventing teen dating violence II

This project seeks the prevention of intimate partner violence between young people (TDV). It is the international project, that includes 7 partner organisations from 7 countries (Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy, Spain).

The project aims to build European partnership for prevention of Teen Dating Violence. The project has the following specific objectives:

  • To highlight the TDV problem and advocate for better and systematic prevention on national and European levels
  • To develop innovative tools for prevention of TDV (mobile application - quiz)
  • To raise awareness about TDV and healthy relationships among youths
  • To create a platform for cooperation and sharing of experiences and best practices
  • To increase competencies of youth workers and educators in effective prevention of TDV
Target groups:
  • Youth workers and educators in need of new skills, tools and mechanisms for TDV prevention
  • Teenagers who lack information about healthy relationships and are at risk of TDV
  • Stakeholders and policymakers
  • Indirectly the public in general, that will profit from prevention of TDV

Activities of the project:


As part of this activity, we implemented quantitative research to map the incidence of intimate partner violence among teenagers, the types and forms of teen dating violence and its consequences. We have realized this research in all partner countries.

The research was realized via the online questionnaire on a representative sample of 1 000 persons in each country. The composition of the respondents corresponds to a representative sample so that the research results can be used as argumentative material in lobby activities and so on. Local researches are followed by comparative research. We use the results of this research to effectively target other activities (Facebook group, online platform and interactive quiz).

The social group on Facebook (or Instagram)

We created a social group in each country, where the youth workers debate about the topics related to TDV. In March 2018 the training focused on social media and communication with youth in crisis was realized.

The discussions are led by workers or young volunteers from partner organisations who work with this target group and have knowledge of TDV issues. Different references to materials, videos or websites dealing with TDV issues are uploaded and shared in these groups. A debate about healthy relationships and TDV is encouraged. The worker regularly (once in a week) read the contributions and comments of them.

Moreover, our project flexibly reacts to the situation and new social media important for youths. Therefore, several partner organizations decided to also use Instagram, as it is more popular among young people on which the project focuses. The posts on Instagram have several goals – for example, they inform about TDV and healthy relationship, they inform about the Facebook group or other activities of the project, or they motivate followers to discuss some topic or share their opinion.

The online platform

This online platform is a third outcome of the project. It is divided into two sections – one section for professionals and one for young people. Professionals can find national legislation researches, thanks to which they can learn how the TDV is addressed by national laws in partner countries. They can also find European legislation research, articles about TDV or tips and information on how to address this topic in education. Young people can also find articles explaining TDV and healthy relationship, they can do a quiz to find out, whether they are in a toxic relationship, they can find contacts to helping organizations if they are experiencing violence in their relationship or read questions and answers regarding these topics.

Online application - The interactive mobile quiz for youth

The last activity of the project is an interactive quiz for youths. The quiz has been commented by educators, psychologists and social workers to ensure different views on the form of the quiz. The content is based on the results of comparative research, focusing on those areas that are most neglected according to research results. The aim of the quiz is to provide an interesting and entertaining way through which young people can test their relationship, their knowledge about digital abuse, etc. The quiz was again created in 8 language versions (partner organizations languages and English).