|Programme "Children and Youth at Risk"|
The programme "Children and Youth at Risk" is aimed to improve the well-being of children and young people (aged to 26 in Estonia). The main approaches are prevention and cross-sectoral cooperation.
The total budget of the programme is 7 652 941 euros from which the amount of the European Economic Area Grant is 6 505 000 euros and Estonian co-financing is 1 147 941 euros. The programme ends in April 2016.
Main activities of the programme:
The pre-difined project:
Developing an integrated system for supporting children and youth;
Assessing the capability and readiness to support the children and youth at risk on local level;
Implementing the parenting programme;
Implementing a family-based programme for juvinile offenders.
Capability of youth organizations and youth work organisations have increased to involve children and youth at risk;
Social inclusion of excluded young people and prevention of re-offending behavior;
Development and application of inclusive educational organization model and appropriate intervention strategies in formal education system to improve the welfare of vulnerable groups if children and youth.
Small grant scheme:
Community-based crime prevention measures;
Providing aftercare for incarcerated youth.
The programme proposal was prepared in close collaboration with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities as a donor programme partner and other institutions in Norway. Programme will be jointly run by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, the Estonian Ministry of Justice, the Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and by the Estonian Youth Work Centre as a Programme Operator Implementing Agency.