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Campaign against violence 2013 – Keep Violence Outside!

Besides raising attention, our current campaign also seeks to mobilise broad layers of society against violence. The work conducted by the Foundation has also been presented in a documentary called “Make life liveable”, in which, apart from Hungarian and international experts of the field, well-known public figures speak up firmly against violence. The main message of the campaign is communicated through two public information films. Those joining the campaign are expected to place “Keep violence outside” stickers in public spaces, on as many doors as possible (e.g. in public institutions, such as health institutions, welfare services, counselling services, as well as shops, chain stores, vehicles, etc.) The films are complete with print materials (posters, stickers).

If you wish to join or help, you can request stickers and arrange the takeover using the following e-mail address:

The films will be shown on the Internet (on YouTube, Facebook and the Foundation’s website), and hopefully on public service television channels. The socially relevant commercials will also be presented at a discussion, open to the press. The sponsors of the campaign will be ensured publicity on the Foundation’s website, Facebook site and YouTube channel.


Campaign against domestic violence 2003

In its socially oriented campaign in 2003, the Foundation formulated an important message against domestic violence. The slogan “There is help” primarily sought to address those left alone with their problems, to make them aware that what had happened to them was not an isolated instance, and they shouldn’t feel ashamed but turn to professionals who can help.

The campaign message on indoor posters in public institutions and on leaflets directly addressed the victims, and the anti-violence advertisement aimed at the broader society could be seen in public spaces (on City Light Posters and billboards), as well as in the press and on television.

Due to this campaign, the number of those turning to the Centre has considerably grown, and the power of publicity drove individual and corporate support. During the active campaign period, the issue received considerable media coverage, and our creative materials were used by the press for many years afterwards.


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The application of ESZTER Foundation, No. TÁMOP-5.6.1.C-11/1-2011-0003, called “Prevention and Treatment – Systemic support provided to persons traumatised by crime and to their environment – with special emphasis on victims of violent and sexual crimes”, submitted to the support system of the Social Renewal Operational Programme of the New Széchenyi Plan, was deemed worthy of a grant of HUF 82,082,000 by the Head of the Managing Authority of Human Resources Programmes.

The project was co-financed by the European Union and the Hungarian Government.



The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) engaged in a research on organisations coordinating and promoting victim support in the quest for good practices. The research is carried out upon the invitation of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency and is conducted under the guidance of Dr. Sergio Carrera, Head of the CEPS Justice and Home Affairs Programme, with the involvement of CEPS Research Assistant Nicholas Hernanz and Hungarian criminologists Dr. Petra Bárd and Dr. Andrea Borbíró. Their team wishes to explore the views and opinions of important civil society actors at EU and European level on achievements and shortcomings in the implementation of victims’ rights relevant for the provision of victim support.

Six core vulnerable groups and sensitive issues are singled out for further scrutiny including victims of domestic violence or stalking and children victims of sexual abuse.

The project fits into the wider framework of the “Victims’ Package” that was put forward under the Hungarian Presidency in March 2011 intending among others to reinforce victims’ rights by replacing Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001 on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings with a stronger instrument.


Kampány a családon belüli erőszak ellen 2004

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TABBY (Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour) in internet

TABBY Internet bullying research

„TABBY (Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour) on the Internet” international project (2011-2012)

The project involves five countries (Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Hungary), and it focuses on cyberbullying). It aims to develop a threat assessment questionnaire which children themselves can complete and thus assess what the outcome of a particular cyberbullying incident could be. Within the project, we hold training sessions related to cyberbullying (with special emphasis on the solution) for teachers and children. This latter seeks to train teacher and peer mentors to whom other, bullied students can turn to for help.

The project also involves a panel survey, in which we ask students of 14-15 about their experiences of online bullying and the ways to handle it. During the six months between the preliminary and follow-up questions, the teachers and students prepared at the training conduct informative-mentoring activity at the partner schools. The experiment seeks to measure the effectiveness of this activity. On demand, we provide consultation on children’s online bullying to the schools participating in the research.

TABBY (Threat Assessment of Bullying Behavior)

The subject of the pilot was a small sample survey on violence against women. The survey collected reliable and comparable data on women’s experiences of violence. The consortium partners came from Finland, Poland, Germany and Italy.

In the pilot study we used qualitative methods, interviews and focus group discussions to clear up the Hungarian situation in the field of domestic violence and violence against women.