Best Practices from all over Europe

Protecting Women against Violence


This booklet contains impressions and the key findings of the Informal Meeting of EU Gender Equality Ministers. On 20 November 2020 the German Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted an Informal Meeting of EU Gender Equality Ministers. All 27 Member States of the EU, the EFTA states Norway and Switzerland and the European Commission attended the virtual exchange.
The central issue of the meeting was the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in Europe. A clear majority of the EU Gender Equality Ministers agreed to establish a Europe-wide single telephone number under which the national violence against women helplines can be reached.
Furthermore, the Member States presented their national best practice measures on gender-based violence. The broad variety of contributions is presented in this booklet.