Key facts

Programme Operator:
Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Programme ID:
Programme Donors
Date of approval:
Total amount:
Norway Grants fund:
€ 6,000,000

Currently available funding

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Programme Summary


Improved correctional system

Programme summary

This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note, and comments made by the NMFA. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.


The Programme Operator is the Ministry of Finance. The Ministry of Justice is the Programme Partner. The Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Services (KDI) is the Donor Programme Partner. The Council of Europe (CoE) is the International Partner Organisation (IPO).


The programme objective, “Improved Correctional system”, shall be attained through three outcomes:

  • The programme shall support the outcome “Enhanced cooperation in the criminal justice and social system” (Outcome 1) by way of one pre-defined project: “Common Education System – strengthening cooperation in the criminal justice and social system” (PDP 1).
  • The programme shall support the outcome “Services for prisoners improved” (Outcome 2) by way of one pre-defined project: “Strengthening the rehabilitation of prisoners through treatment” (PDP 2), one small grant scheme (SGS): “Support of reintegration of persons conditionally released and released from prison” aiming to establish a network of mentors, which will support the prison social workers’, social curators’ and probation workers’ work with the target group and one call for proposals: “Professional care for imprisoned drug users and its continuity after release” with the objective of treatment programmes for vulnerable groups with emphasis on drug addicted treatment services and integrated mental programmes.
  • The programme shall support the outcome “Improved access to alternative measures” (Outcome 3) by way of one pre-defined project: “Back to Life” (PDP 3).

Programme Concerns

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic shall act as Programme Partner and shall be actively involved in and effectively contributing to the development and implementation of the Programme.

No more than 30% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).

The programme shall support systemic measures in penitentiary and post-penitentiary care, implementation of reintegration programmes and education activities. The activities shall include focus on alternative measures to prison.

Bilateral Ambitions

€ 100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.