The European Trauma Network is an amalgamation of mostly women's non-governmental organisations working in the field of combatting violence against women and children. Beyond this, some members' work is also concentrated on further training for social work. The network is closely connected to the European network WAVE - Women Against Violence Europe, yet its focus is specifically on the issue of traumatisation of women due to experiencing violence.
The founding members were project partners in various EU projects between 2004 and 2010 (s. background). These founding members function as contact points in their respective EU member countries.
Currently, this association is all informal. The network neither has any statutes nor regular management. It is open to further members from EU member countries. Anyone who wishes to join should get in touch with their respective national contact organisation.