Country report – Greece

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In 2010, a European project addressing Youth Sexual Aggression and Victimization (Y-SAV) was
launched. Y-SAV is a three-year project co-financed by the European Union in the framework of the
Health Programme to address the issue of sexual aggression and victimization among young people.
The project aims to build a multidisciplinary network of European experts in various member states,
bring together the knowledge on youth sexual aggression and victimization in a state-of-the-art
database, develop a more harmonised way of measuring these issues and provide recommendations
for strategic action to address the problem of youth sexual aggression under different circumstances
in different EU member states.

This report is part of the Y-SAV knowledge base. The knowledge base presents information regarding
youth sexual aggression and victimization for each EU member state. This report presents the
current situation in Greece regarding policies, legislation, organisations, prevalence, risk factors
and evidence-based interventions in the area of youth sexual aggression and victimization.
This report was compiled by the Y-SAV principal investigators at the University of Stockholm
(Sweden), Rutgers WPF (The Netherlands) and the University of Potsdam (Germany). We would like
to acknowledge Prof. Dr. JoannesChliaoutakis and Ms.Maria Papadakaki (Technological Educational
Institute of Crete) and Mr.OrestisGiotakos (Obrela) for their important contribution to the Y-SAV
report on Greece.