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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Human Rights, Justice - Security, Services, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Training centres

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Eligible third countries: Iceland, Serbia

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Funds for: Improving the protection and the promotion of the rights of the child in the context of court proceedings
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies, Private organisations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Improving the protection and the promotion of the rights of the child in the context of court proceedings
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies, Private organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Promote and protect the rights of the child

Priorities
* Systemise and further roll-out evidence-based supports to children involved in criminal, civil or administrative judicial proceedings, taking account of children’s documented experience in the countries concerned by:
– Making sure that children do not suffer further or secondary traumatisation as a result of their involvement in judicial proceedings;
– Raising awareness of judicial and other practitioners on the evidence-based supports that could and should be provided to children;
– Conducting systemised individual assessments as required under EU law;
– Giving children better support in judicial proceedings, including in giving the best evidence;
– Promoting and increasing the protection of the rights of the child, during and after judicial proceedings;
– Improving outcomes for children;
– Supporting the Member States in implementing child-friendly justice processes and procedures;
– Implementing and better respect the rights of the child in the justice system
* Capacity-building for judicial and other practitioners involved in systemising robust, multidisciplinary individual assessments, support and protection of victims of crime in order to enhance procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings by:
– Giving judicial and other practitioners better equipment to communicate with children;
– Supporting the Member States in implementing child-friendly justice processes and procedures;
– Facilitating multidisciplinary and interagency cooperation among the relevant national and other designated authorities;
– Implementing and better respect the rights of the child in the justice system

Among financed actions
* Systemisation and rolling-out of the use of accredited intermediaries, communication aids or toolkits on supports for children before, during and after judicial proceedings;
* Capacity-building and communication aids for lawyers/legal advisers/support persons for children;
* Capacity-building for judicial and other practitioners/professionals directly involved in the multidisciplinary individual assessments;
* Exchange of good practices and training on the rights and needs of children involved in judicial proceedings, while taking full account of the experience of children and young people who went and go through such experiences

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a public or private entity;
– Be: a public body, a private for-profit making or non-profit organisation, an international organisation;
– Be established in an EU Member State, Iceland or Serbia;
– Profit-oriented organisations must act with a public body or a private non-profit organisation;

– The projects can be either national or transnational;

– The respect of the child’s right to participate is strongly expected to be respected in the proposals