The report analyses the current situation concerning data collection in each Member State and focuses on possible ways of using data to inform policymaking. It discusses the regulatory framework for data collection at EU level, and the indicators on intimate partner violence developed by EIGE to aid the collection of comprehensive data. It also tackles the role of the police and justice sectors in tackling intimate partner violence and the growing potential for the use of administrative data in evidence-based policies. Further, it focuses on the legal approaches to defining intimate partner violence and the characteristics of data collection in all Member States. Finally, in order to address the key challenges in collecting comparable data that have been identified throughout the study, it provides recommendations for the EU and Member States on how to overcome them.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.