On 22 April 2021 the National Institute of Justice concluded the implementation of its first e-learning course developed under the project “Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence”, carried out with the support of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, on the topic “Domestic Violence in a Civil law context. Psychological aspects”.
The one-month training course provided a systematic review of the civil law aspects of domestic violence in the context of the international legal standards of protection established in this field (including also within the relevant ECtHR case-law) and the psychological aspects and factors of the said phenomenon, which predetermine the acts of domestic violence as well as on the psychological consulting in such cases and was aimed at contributing to overcoming the existing stereotypes in the understanding of this institute and to ensuring a more effective support and protection for the victims of domestic violence at the national level.
From a methodological perspective, the training combined different e-learning methods, oriented towards raising its effectiveness, including both individual work with training materials and group work activities supporting the exchange of good practice and experience (such as case studies discussions and a virtual classroom session). 19 civil judges, court clerks and police officers completed the course successfully.