ECOVIO partnership is composed by 4 partners from Spain and Italy, all coordinated by the University of Extremadura and joining together experts and associations from several areas and field of knowledge, since EA is a very complex problem and its study requires an interdisciplinary approach. Furthermore 2 associate partners, will support in some specific project activities with its expertise and professionality. 


ECOVIO is promoted by the School of Business, Finance and Tourism of the University of Extremadura. The School has a long track of experience in finance training, both for university students and for the business and commercial sector of Extremadura. 

Key experts involved: I. Dominguez (F), the project leader and coordinator of the ECOVIO project. PhD in Economics by the University of Extremadura. Her research focuses on the study of social protection systems, both public and private, relating to the retirement and unemployment benefits. She has coordinated several national projects for the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and for private entities.

The administrative and financial management will be coordinated by the Management and Transfer of Research Department of the University of Extremadura. 

The Spanish Society of Social and Health Care is a non-profit organisation located in Spain. Integrated by researchers and professors of several Universities in Spain with high experience in R&D in the social sector, SEAS has been created to promote and protect the rights of the vulnerable groups, including violence victims such as women and children. SEAS transfers the knowledge and skills acquired by its R&D activities and projects to the society through the elaboration and implementation of courses and learning materials for the inclusion of people at risk of exclusion. 

Key expert involved. E. Durá (F) is president of the SEAS and PhD in Psychology by the University of Valencia (1989) and has a Specialist degree in Clinical Psychology accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.

 Key expert involved: J.E. Devesa (M) Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Valencia. His research focuses on social protection systems, both public and private, related to retirement benefits, disability, widowhood, orphanhood and unemployment. He has participated in the Report of the “Committee of Experts on the sustainability factor of the public pension system proposed by the Spanish Council of Ministers”. 

Gruppo R works in partnership nationally and internationally. In Italy, Gruppo R is part of Relive, a National network of associations working with perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence. The Network is working to improve the safety of women and children, interrupting the violence and focusing on perpetrator responsibility. It works and lobbies for better legal and social prevention of violence at a national level. Gruppo R is also part of the “European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of domestic violence”. 

Key expert involved: A. Donfrancesco (M), Psychologist, he is the head of “perpetrator of domestic violence Service” in Gruppo R. It’s main responsibilities are individual sessions and evaluation meetings, lead of experimental groups and groups for psycho-educational treatment, and meetings to raise awareness on gender violence, organised for local civil services.