The final international conference of the SAFE project took place on October the 25th 2019 in Bucharest (Romania). The event, participated by a large public of professionals, covered many aspects of the prevention of abuse against older women.

The first session was about international good practices in domestic violence against older women:

Aura Manuela Ciobanu from the National Agency for Equal Opportunities (ANES) gave a general overview of the existing instruments to promote equality for women and protecting victims of domestic violence and the mission of ANES. Some running projects in the field of abuse prevention are also presented.

Giulia Crisan from the NGO ANAIS presented different services available for women victims of domestic violence and the activities of the organization.

Monica Joy Leverton from the University College of London presented the results of a research on the role of homecare to protect vulnerable older women, with a focus on dementia. The project aims to improve the quality of training provided to professionals to be able to perform person-centered care.
Protecting vulnerable older women: The role of home care

The second session focused on the SAFE project results:

Felicia Stanescu, project coordinator, illustrated the general goals of the project.
Safe final Conference

Adrian Sarbu, from DGASMB, presented in detail the results of the first intellectual output: the multi-agency cooperation procedures.

Henriikka Laurola, from VOIVA, presented the outcome they led: the development of the SAFE Training Curriculum which was piloted in all countries involved in the project.
A Safer life for older women A training curriculum for professionals Henriikka Laurola Empowering Old Age Coop VoiVa

Finally, the third Output 3- the Policy paper on prevention and intervention on abuse and violence of older women, was presented by Ioana Caciula and Codruta Cosmescu.



The third session was dedicated to working groups on advantages and challenges of the different outputs. The group focused on outcome 1 was moderated by Licia Boccaletti from ANS; the second group on output 2 by José Ferreira Alves  from University of Minho and the third one, on output 3, by Ioana and Rodica Caciula from Habilitas.

The event finished with a session of discussion with the public and conclusions.