RESEARCH TO POLICY AND PRACTICE PROCESS (R3P) is an approach designed by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti that aims to build an evidence base upon which to ground interventions designed to prevent and respond to violence against children, with a focus on the underlying drivers of violence. Serbia is one of the countries that initiated this process under the guidance of the Innocenti Office, with the support of UNICEF in Serbia and under the coordination of SeConS Development Initiative Group, and with the expert support of Zurich University of Teacher Education. The aim of this process is to better understand what drives different forms of violence against children in different settings and to provide good evidence for better institutional responses and prevention.

During the initial stage, the national study on drivers of violence against children in Serbia was produced.3 As in other countries, the results are powerful and they confront policymakers with questions such as: “What is driving this?” and “How can we address it?”, thus providing a better starting point for the planning of national policies for preventing and protecting children from violence.

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti made a snapshot of these findings, available at link.