Children and youth at risk

The Ministry of Justice announced an additional call for proposals for small projects “Aftercare for incarcerated youth” under the children and and youth at risk programme.

Under the call for proposals, activities that aim to provide services of aftercare, focusing on long-term support to youth having been released from prison or special school, and their positive relations with friends and family to help to reduce recidivism and increase the individual’s ability to cope in society on his/her own, are supported.

The projects are expected to develop an efficient networking system or to promote the good practices of an existing networking system, which help carry out aftercare and provide youth with the best integrated services, incl. cooperation with the local government and specialists in related fields (child welfare, social work, education, etc). The projects are expected to implement knowledge-based interventions and programmes that have proven effect. In regard to services already effective, it is presumed that their quality and efficiency will be assessed upon carrying out the project. In terms of new initiatives, ex ante and ex post evaluations are expected to be carried out. 

Eligible applicants include NGOs, public institutions and authorities (including ministries and their agencies), county governments, foundations, universities and local governments of Estonia. Institutions and organisations of donor and beneficiary states or Russia may participate in projects as partners.
The total amount of the call for proposals is 324 650,70 euros. Applications can be submitted in the amount of 5000 euros to 150 000 euros.
The deadline for submission of applications is August 1st, 2014 at 17:00 Estonian time.

The conditions of the call can be found on the website of the Estonian Youth Work Centre. More information about the call: Rainer Rohtla,  tel +372 620 8224, e-mail rainer [dot] rohtla [at] just [dot] ee.