UNICRI is participating in the Pilot/Pre-testing survey on violence against women, which is carried out within the work programme of European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). In December 2010, the FRA awarded the contract to the consortium of six partners, which was established for the purpose of this pilot study, led by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI). UNICRI is responsible for consortium coordination in this study in six Member States – Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain. The survey will consist of standardised interviews with a random sample of women concerning their ‘everyday' experiences of all forms of violence.The data provided by the survey will be crucial for developing and evaluating legislation and policies to fight violence against women. To carry out the Italian component, UNICRI is working with the Council Network Fighting Violence against Women at Municipality of Turin, Italy.