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EU Policy Roundtable on combatting gender-based violence online

February 20 @ 09:00 - 14:00


On 20 February 2024, the EU Policy Roundtable brought together a diverse group of public and private stakeholders, including policymakers, representatives from civil society, academia, industries, education and young people. The event took place at Microsoft Center in Brussels and Belgium with a possibility to connect online. 

Access the booklet to see the full agenda and the list of speakers and panelists


Welcome address by Robert Biedron, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM).

Presentation of the menABLE Research ReportBeyond words: understanding and responding to gender-based violence online – An empirical study to develop educational approaches. Click here to read and download the Research report

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Introduction to the menABLE Educational Toolbox  – a plug & play game to prevent and combat gender-based violence online. Stay tuned to the launch of the Toolbox!

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Panel discussion: Tackling gender-based violence online through integrated policies.

Moderator: Niels Van Paemel, Policy Advisor, Child Focus

  • Asha Allen, Programme Director for Online Expression & Civic Space, Center of Democracy and Technology (CDT)
  • Eleonora Esposito, Researcher at the University of Navarra and Seconded National Expert to the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology (DG CNECT)
  • Elena Pavan, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Trento
  • Julie Guichard, EU Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft

Panel discussion: Adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches to combat the root causes of gender-based violence online and offline.

Moderator: Gareth Cort, In-house e-safety consultant, European Schoolnet (EUN)

  • Donata Federici Monesi, Secondary School Teacher, Liceo Scientifico Statale N. Copernico
  • Myriam Halimi, Gender Advisor and Trainer at RoSa and part of MoveMen
    Jacob Donegan, TikTok creator
  • Sophie Mortimer, Revenge Porn Helpline Manager, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)



February 20
09:00 - 14:00


Microsoft Centre Brussels
Rue Montoyer 51
Brussels, Belgium