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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Education - Training, Information, Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Development NGOs, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Candidate countries: Iceland


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to enhance the rights of crime victims in line with the specific objectives of the justice programme to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and support the rights of victims of crime.

Priorities and funded actions:

*DAPHNE STRAND (4 500 000 euro)
The projects under this call must aims to support services aimed at women, young people, child victims of violence and other domestic violence victims

–  DAP-victims of gender –based violence
–  DAP-child victims of violence
–  DAP-other groups at risk of violence

Among financed actions
– Capacity building in relation to gender-specific issues and child-specific issues, for first points of contact for victims of violence so that they can better meet the specific needs for support of vulnerable victims, including signposting them to more specialist support services;
– Development of integrated and targeted strategies to enhance multi-disciplinary  and interagency cooperation between relevant actors providing support to victims, including in the fields of health, education, employment and social assistance;
– Specific support programmes to empower in particular the most vulnerable victims, such as persons with disabilities, migrants, Roma, persons belonging to ethnic minorities, LGBTI and elderly women, children in alternative care and children living and/or working on the street

*Access to Justice strand (1 000 000 euro)

Implementing the Victim’s directive i.e ensuring certain minimum procedural rights, support and protection for victims of crime in particular  
– Article 8 and 9 : victim support
– Article 22 : individual assessment of specific protection needs
– Article 25 : training of practitioners
– Article 26 : cooperation and coordination of services

Among financed actions
– Creating national level structures to provide to victims access to support services with nation-wide coverage and appropriate geographical allocation;
– Developing methodologies for nation-wide referral mechanisms
– Developing strategies to enhance the cooperation between relevant actors providing  support to victims and to avoid duplication of referrals
– Developing sustainable and practical tools or mechanisms to help identify victims with  specific protection needs when participating in criminal proceedings;
– Organizing training for practitioners, including police officers, court staff, judges,  prosecutors, lawyers and staff of victim support services