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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Training centres

Regions: Central America, European Union, Latin America

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama

Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela


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Responsible: European Commission


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The general objective of this call for proposals is to support Nicaragua’s efforts in the prevention and fight against organized crime and drugs.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Improve the capacities, coordination and relations between security authorities, contributing institutions, local actors and non-governmental actors in order to implement drug abuse and crime prevention measures, on the local and national level

– Improve social and occupational insertion programmes aiming at-risk youth in the cities of Bilwi and Bluefields, particularly the ones participating in the National Police youth-targeted programmes (but not excusively)
– Support to the promotion and protection of Human rights for enjailed teens, young adults and women with alternative measures, special attention will be brought to minors in the prison system or judiciary assistance cells of the National Police in cities of Bilwi and Bluefields.

Among financed actions
 – strenghtening or/and implementation of regional and/or municipal plans and policies aimed at youth employment;
– creating a sustainable sytem of internships for at-risk youth;
– creating or strenghtening of micro-business and micro-credit incubators;
– Strenghtening the implication of the private sector in creating jobs for at-risk youth;
– development of infrastructures of the workshop type where teens, young adults and women can develop ideas that will facilitate their social integration to the community and families;
– creating or/and strenghtening of formal education, literacy, vocational, bettering family relations, anger management, or cultural programmes, wether inside the prison system or outside;
– creating or/and strenghtening post-incarceration support programmes;
– initiatives, in compliance with the national legal framework, that favour synergies with the private sector through internships and social and vocational reintegration;