Preventing crime among young people
Funding is now available for crime prevention and educational support to Estonian children and youth at risk.
Studies and evaluations have pointed out shortages in the current Estonian support system for children and families, like poor coordination between government and local agencies, lack of effective measures targeted at supporting children and their families, shortcomings in the community-based crime prevention and difficulties occurring in school and youth work system. To help Estonia counter these challenges, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have made €6 505 000 available through the ‘Children and youth at risk’ programme.
Providing young people better alternatives
A call for proposals is now open for crime prevention measures. The call supports community-based crime prevention initiatives addressing children and youth at risk, such as:
- Increase of common cooperation networks;
- Improvement of the knowledge and skills of specialists and citizen associations, and;
- Development of administrative capabilities for implementing crime prevention
The total allocation for this call is €295 146. The minimum application amount is €5000, while the maximum amount is €60 000.
The deadline for submitting applications is 14 March, 2014.
A call for proposals is also open for the development of inclusive educational organisations and the improvement educational counselling services for youth and children at risk. Such projects might be:
- Raising the competence of teachers and social and educational officers at the local government level on the topic of learning and behaviour difficulties;
- Enhancement of cooperation between teachers, schools, parents, local governments and counselling centres, and;
- Training programmes and assessment instruments to different target groups.
The total allocation for this call is €1 991 372. The minimum application amount is €170 000, while the maximum amount is €1 200 000.
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2014.
Who can apply for funding?
Eligible applicants under both calls are Estonian NGOs, public institutions and authorities (including ministries and their agencies), local and regional governments, foundations, universities and other legal persons in public law.
Eligible applicants must be registered in Estonia. Partnerships with organisations and institutions from the donor countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – are encouraged. Russian entities can also participate as project partners under these specific calls.