PREVEX – Preventing Emotional and Sexual Abuse Among Young People


Preventing Emotional and Sexual Abuse Among Young People



The access of youngsters to emotional and sexual education has been a long-time concern for governments, NGOs, and local institutions across Europe. Comprehensive sexual education allows young people to develop their social and sexual relations based on respect. This perspective enables them to think about how their choices affect their well-being and others.

Hence, the PREVEX project aims at updating knowledge in the university context on the violent, criminal, and social dimensions of sexual deviance. The initiative will implement a platform containing information, training resources, and specific paths adapted to initial and continuous education needs. These materials aimed at university professors will also be available to judges, special educators, psychologists, and security that work with youth.



  • Provide a better offer for initial and continuous sexual education in the university context;
  • Enhancing the skills of youngsters concerning emotional and sexual abuse prevention;
  • Offer training to teachers and other professionals working with young people capacitating them with tools to detect violent practices and act or prevent them.


Expected outcomes

  • A synthesis and update of scientific knowledge in social issues of sexual violence and the understanding of its signs and causes;
  • Targeted resources for training in the prevention of sexual and sexist violence;
  • A platform for these digital resources that will enable initial and continuous education of different publics;
  • An evaluation of the impacts of new training adapted to academic situations.



Association Les Militants des Savoirs (The Conveyors of Knowledge), France


BSAFE LAB – Law Enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Research and Technology Transfer Lab, Beira Interior University, Portugal

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal

University of Calabria , Italy

University of Lille, France

Salzburg University of Applied Sciences GmbH, Austria

Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

University of Malta, Malta



Erasmus +

KA220-HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education



11/2021 – 03/2024 (28 months)

Preventing emotional and sexual abuse among students through a comprehensive information and training platform

Criminal Justice Reform, Special needs, Training & Development

France, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Spain, Malta

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