Introducing DOMINO project


The DOMINO project, which aims to provide knowledge and education for current and future social- and healthcare professionals for prevention and early intervention of domestic violence, has started in April 2020. The educational DOMINO mobile application will be developed to act as a tool for prevention and early intervention of domestic violence for current and future social- and healthcare professionals.

The starting point and background of the project are quite unambiguous: the reports of domestic violence have increased remarkably since quarantine measures came into force due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The social- and healthcare sector plays an important role in preventing and responding to domestic violence. Studies have shown that social- and healthcare professionals need more knowledge, skills, and education to identify and intervene in domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a broad term, which includes the wide range of violations perpetrated by current or ex-partner in heterosexual or same-sex relationships or the violence is against children, parents or the elderly.

The DOMINO project is implemented by Turku University of Applied Sciences, the University of West Attica, Riga Technical University, Lisbon School of Nursing and Turku Mother and Child Home and Shelter Association. The project is running from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 and is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (KA2 – Strategic partnership).


The DOMINO project will provide knowledge and guidance to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) by developing a flexible and useful tool, an educational DOMINO application, for prevention and for early intervention of domestic violence.

The results of the project are pedagogical framework, online course and DOMINO mobile application. The pedagogical framework is developed through mapping the educational needs of domestic violence of social and health care professionals and HEI teachers in each participating country through expert panel discussions. The results of mapping are analyzed by thematic content analysis. DOMINO online course (5 ECTS) is developed based on a pedagogical framework. The online course also establishes the final product of the project, the DOMINO mobile application.

In our upcoming blog posts, we will present project partners, results from the expert panel discussions and other events, as well as themes related to prevention and early intervention of domestic violence.


Welcome aboard!


Arina Kiseleva