Objective: Improved well-being of children and young people at risk

Expected outcomes:
Effective and efficient measures addressing vulnerable groups of children and youth facing particular risks implemented
Policies and standards of intervention in the field of juvenile justice developed and implemented in view to ensuring protection and securing full rights during detention and a wide range of opportunities for young offenders to re-integrate society created

Programme grant: € 6,505,000

Programme Operator: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice.
Implementing Agency: Estonian Youth Work Centre

Donor Programme Partner: Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)

Main focus: The Programme shall focus on implementing an evidence-based parenting programme; prevention of problems through formal and informal education; community-based early detection and intervention; and re-socialising juvenile offenders.

Specific concern: Support provided under this Programme shall ensure strengthening the capacity of municipalities in addressing the main focus of the Programme. Activities may be initiated at both central and local levels. Attention shall be given to municipalities with a high percentage of national minorities.

The programme was approved by the Donors on November 7th, 2012.

Programme Agreement, signed on February 25th, 2013
Addendum 1 to Programme Agreement, signed on May 13th, 2013
Addendum 2 to Programme Agreement, signed on November 12th, 2013
Addendum 3 to Programme Agreement, signed on June 5th, 2014
Addendum 4 to Programme Agreement, signed on August 14th, 2014
Addendum 5 to Programme Agreement, signed on June 17th, 2015


All the planned open calls are carried out. Information about the supported projects can be found here.

Contact information: Ministry of Education and Research: Mr Aare Vilu, tel +372 735 0218, e-mail aare [dot] vilu [at] hm [dot] ee
Estonian Youth Work Centre: Ms Gerttu Aavik, tel +372 735 0359, e-mail gerttu [dot] aavik [at] entk [dot] ee.