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Seminars - Kretinga, Lithuania, 1-2 December, 2009

On 1-2 of December 2009 NEWW participated In a seminary meeting and study visits in Kretinga, Lithuania. Visit was organized by our Lithuanian Partner: Women Training and Education Centre In Kretinga, due to realization of the project ‘South Baltic Area – Violence Free Zone’. The subject of the seminary was ‘Local and international networks. Their effectiveness solving the problem of domestic violence’
The main subject of the discussion was creation of local and international networks between organizations and institutions fighting agains domestic violence against women.
Three appearances were presented by Mona Olausson from Karlshamn Women Shelter, Sweden, Jurgita Cinskiene from Women Training and Education Centre in Kretinga, Lithuania and Agnieszka Nowak from Network of East-West Women, Poland. Panellists presented statistics regarding domestic violence against women, and ways of connecting work of different local organizations working with this issue. Polish presentation was about the mass media influencing public opinion about domestic violence. The Police Inspector Magdalena Falkowska from Police Headquarters in Gdańsk presented the “Blue Card” procedure, which apply to domestic violence cases in Pomorskie voivodeship, as an example of good practice.
Afternoon meetings and workshops were devoted to analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of the networking. The main advantages are definitely the possibility of exchange of good practices and knowledge as well as reinforcement of actions. The most common disadvantage is lack of funds for such practices and exchange.
During the second day of the visit, there were study visits in the following institutions: Women Training and Education Centre In Kretinga, in Municipal of Kretinga, were the city and district of Kretinga were presented. Later on participant visited the Police Headquarters In Kretinga, where they learned about work of the Police team responsible for reacting when there are domestic violence issues, and were shown the movie about police work in Lithuania.
The next visit was to Domestic Violence Victims Shelter in Klajpeda, where women victims of violence can come and got help and a shelter.
The last element of the meeting was visit to Centre of Psychological and Social Help for Victims of Violence.
During the visit Swedish and Polish guests could see the cities of Kretinga and Klajpeda, as well as were participated in folk evening, during which they were acquainted with Lithuanian culture and customs.
Kretinga Women Information and Training Center invites to the seminar
within the framework of the project “The South Baltic Area – Violence Free Zone”
Local and international networks. Their effectiveness solving the problem of domestic violence

1st December, 2009

7 30 – 8 30

Breakfast

8 30 – 9 00

Registration of the seminar participants

9 00 – 9 10

Presentation of the project “The South Baltic Area – Violence Free Zone”

9 10 – 9 20

Welcome of Kretinga Region Mayor

9 20 – 10 00

“Local networks: their establishment and development”. Lithuanian experience

10 00 – 10 40

"The role of mass media in forming the public opinion about domestic violence". Polish experience

10 40 – 11 20

"International networks: their effectiveness solving the problem of domestic violence". Swedish experience

11 20 – 12 00

Coffee break

12 00 – 13 30

Workshops “The effectiveness of networks solving the problem of domestic violence”

13 30 – 14 30

Lunch

14 30 – 15 30

Discussions and conclusions

15 30 – 16 00

Free time

16 00

Leaving for Kretinga Women Information and Training Center

16 30 – 17 15

Visiting of Kretinga Women Information and Training Center

17 15 – 19 00

Sightseeing of Kretinga town

19 00 – 21 00

Dinner.

21 00

Leaving for the hotel
2nd December, 2009

8 00 – 9 30

Breakfast

9 30

Leaving for Kretinga Region Municipality

10 00 – 11 00

Visiting of Kretinga Region Municipality

11 00

Leaving for Kretinga Region Police Office

11 15 – 12 00

Visiting of Kretinga Region Police Office

12 00 – 13 00

Lunch

13 00

Leaving for Kretinga Social Services Center

13 15 – 14 00

Visiting of Kretinga Social Services Center

14 00

Leaving for Klaipeda Social and Psychological Help Center

14 30 – 15 30

Visiting of Klaipeda Social and Psychological Help Center

15 30 – 18 00

Free time

18 00

Leaving for the hotel

19 00

Dinner
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Project Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)
Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Honorable patron the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
Mayor of the Gdansk City
Honorable Patron the Mayor of the Gdansk City