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THE DAPHNE PROGRAMME
The DAPHNE Programme, a €20 million Community action programme to fight violence against women and children, is ready to receive applications for the year 2000. €5 million is ready to be spent each year under the Programme from 2000 to 2003. DAPHNE projects cover trafficking and sexual exploitation, all forms of domestic violence and abuse as well as violence in schools and violence towards minority groups and migrants.
The Daphne Programme
Programme was set up by a Decision of the Council and the European Parliament.
It is based on the DAPHNE Initiative, under which the Commission had since 1997
supported 150 projects run by NGOs active in combating violence against women
Antonio Vitorino, who is responsible for the new Programme, welcomed its
adoption: "I regard violence towards women and children as a serious breach
of their human rights. Although the Member States have the prime responsibility
to combat this, the European Community can help by encouraging the creation of
networks and the exchange of information and best practice among them. We can
also reduce violence by raising public awareness of its causes and
new Programme differs from the earlier Initiative in three main respects:
Vitorino said: "I particularly welcome the participation of the Applicant
States. Not merely do we share with them a common problem in the trafficking of
women and children, but their domestic situation will greatly benefit from
DAPHNE projects which bring them into contact with EU partners".
Commission is at the same time announcing details of the 54 projects supported
under the 1999 DAPHNE Initiative. [The lists in English and French are annexed.]
selection procedure continues the practice of 1997 and 1998. The projects are
divided equally, both in number and value, between those helping children and
those helping women. NGOs in all 15 Member States are involved, either as
project leaders or as project partners. A very wide range of activities has been
the 54 projects accepted, 18 concern violence against children, 17 violence
against women and the remaining 19 violence against both target groups.
the projects concerning violence against children, one project analyses the
clandestine migration of unaccompanied children and young people. Another trains
young people for voluntary work with victims of racist violence, while a third
campaigns against bullying and violence against disabled children.
the fight against violence against women, there are projects to raise awareness
in the workplace of problems associated with domestic violence, to create
national focal points in the Baltic States to prevent trafficking, and a survey
of coverage of violence against women in the media as a basis for
recommendations on good practice.
Among the 19 projects assisting both women and children, one project will set up a database of experts to help victims traumatised by violence in war, for example, in Bosnia or Kosovo. A further project seeks to reinforce networks of organisations to combat modern forms of slavery, including women and children who are trafficked for sexual purposes or exploited in the workplace. Others carry out research on risk situations for young people of Muslim background and produce prevention strategies and training for professional groups in the field.
DAPHNE INITIATIVE PROJECTS 1999
States Involved :
INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION - EUROPEAN NETWORK
(IPPF-EN) - EU,
B, E, F, I, Estonia, Poland:
Stakeholder review and draft manual of guidelines for
preventing and dealing with sexual abuse in
institutions. Roundtables, research, publication.
SAVE THE CHILDREN EUROPE GROUP
- B, DK,
E, S, Iceland, Norway:
Training, awareness-raising on treatment of young perpetrators of child sexual
sharing. Seminar, training,
report, action plan.
FEDERATION NATIONALE DES ECOLE DES
PARENTS ET DES EDUCATEURS DE FRANCE - B, E,
EL, F, L: Vulnerability study as basis for prevention of violence. Research,
publication of guidelines, training materials.
BUREAU INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIQUE DE
L'ENFANCE - B,
D, E, F, P: Training of trainers
(multisector) to prevent violence against
children from socially disadvantaged groups. Training materials, training, publication.
MEDITERRANEAN WOMEN'S STUDIES CENTRE - EL, I,
on detection, training modules for expert groups and victims, awareness-raising.
Training materials, CD-Rom, video, website, conference.
THE PRESSWISE TRUST - EU, B, UK - (PRESSWIS): Development and testing of
guidelines for media coverage of violence. Research, guidelines
publication, training, conference, report.
EVANGELISCHE KIRCHE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG AMT
FÜR EVANGELISCHE JUGENDARBEIT IN BERLIN
UND BRANDENBURG - D,
E, S: Training of
young people for voluntary work with victims of
racist violence. Telephone hotline and crisis intervention. Training,
materials, direct action, networking and exchange.
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BUREAU
- A, B, DK, IRL,
NL, S, UK,
Hungary: Piloting of methodology
on prevalence and characteristics
of young people who self-harm. Data
gathering, analysis, networking.
SOS - IL TELEFONO AZZURRO
- F, I, UK: Pilot web-based on-line
training for operators of helplines
based on researched minimum standards. Training,
BERLINER INSTITUT FÜR VERGLEICHENDE SOZIALFORSCHUNG
FIN, I: Analysis of clandestine migration
of unaccompanied children and young
people. Mapping of response
structures. Development of
protection mechanisms. Studies,
mapping, multisectoral exchange.
THE FEDERATION OF MOTHER
CHILD HOMES AND SHELTERS: Studies
on current knowledge and responses to
domestic violence in schools. Intervention
guidelines for school personnel. Studies,
BRIDGE CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT SERVICE - D, EL, UK: Working conference and report to share learning on identifying 'dangerous care'. Conference and report.
ENABLE - DK, P, UK: Public
awareness campaign against bullying and
violence against disabled children, including
awareness training of disabled children. Training,
SAVE THE CHILDREN EUROPE GROUP
- B, DK, E,
EL, FIN, S, Iceland, Romania: Evaluation
of prevention tools and methodologies for prevention of sexual abuse.
Expert meeting. Specialist
input to agencies. Studies,
CHILDLINE - E, S,
UK, Hungary: Directory of youth to youth
volunteer opportunities. Benchmarks/guidelines
for people working for counselling
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF
CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC) - B, D,
F, UK, Hungary: Study
of confidentiality issues in disclosure of sexual abuse. Multisectoral
focus groups, literature search, survey.
ASOCIACION ALTEA ESPANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION
Y LA FORMACION EN LA ACCION
SOCIAL, ALTEA - E, F, UK,
I: Study of models
of multisectoral cooperation in responding
to violence and recommendations. Creation
of team of experts. Research,
good practice recommendations, networking.
DEUTSCHE KINDERSCHUTZBUND WESTKREIS OFFENBACH e.V. - D, F, NL:
Analysis of linguistic
structures and their consquences on domestic violence in
school and social context. Study,
CENTRE FÉMININ D'ÉDUCATION PERMANENTE
B, I, S:
among media, trade unions, MEPs,
political players on issues related to violence
against women and children. Conferences,
LOBBY EUROPEEN DES FEMMES - EU,
A, B, D, DK, E, EL, F, FIN, IRL, I, L, P, NL, S, UK:
Best practice survey as basis for
national plans of action and
creation of tools for evaluation of
measures taken. Studies,
publication of best practice catalogue.
RED EUROPEA DE PERIODISTAS ESPANOLAS
EL, F, FIN, I:
of coverage of violence against women in print press and radio, as basis for recommendations
good practice. Survey, seminar, publication of guide for media.
- EU, B, D, E, EL,
F, I, NL, P,
UK: Awareness-raising on the
rights of migrant domestic workers.
Strengthening of RESPECT network. Seminars,
press events, conference.
LESBEN INFORMATIONS- UND BERATUNGSSTELLE
e.V. - A, D, NL: Data
gathering, exchange and networking to develop prevention and intervention strategies on abuse against
lesbians. Studies, networking,
RR. ADORATRICES ESCLAVAS DEL SMO. SACRAMENTO Y DE LA CARIDAD - E,
I, NL, P, Colombia: Legal, psycho-social, medical
support to women victims of
trafficking. Exchange and
networking for increased efficiency of such action. Direct
action, exchange, networking.
GESELLSCHAFT FÜR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE
FRAUENFORSCHUNG e.V. - A,
D, DK, NL: Protoype CD-Rom for victims of domestic violence;
of public service personnel; development
of network of specialists. Networking,
SOZIALPÄDAGOGISCHES INSTITUT FORSCHUNG GmbH - A,
Coordination networks for NGOs working with
women; multisectoral networks of support to victims; case
management support. Direct
action, multisectoral networking.
INSTITUT DE L'HUMANITAIRE - B, E, F, I, P: Training tool for health professionals on conjugal violence.
of NGO and medical personnel networks.
IRENE (INIZIATIVE RICERCHE ESPERIENZE PER UNA NUOVA EUROPA) - B, E, F, I, IRL, P, Albania: Information exchange, networking, coordination of rehabilitation strategies, training to combat trafficking. Workshops, handbooks, web site, information campaign.
VIE FEMININE - B, F, I:
Grassroots awareness-raising campaigns on forms of violence
against women, as protection mechanism. Campaign,
exchange of good practice, publication
FOUNDATION OF WOMEN FORUM
- FIN, Latvia, S: Creation
of national focal points in Baltic States to prevent trafficking. Training
of NGOs, awareness-raising. Networking,
training, information campaigns.
CONFEDERACION SINDICAL DE COMISIONES
OBRERAS - E,
IRL, S: Comparative
study of sexual harrassment in the workplace; dissemination of results through trade unions.
INICIATIVAS Y ESTUDIOS SOCIALES
E, UK: Research for creation of a tool to
facilitate data collection and
programme planning to combat
violence against disabled women. Research,
publication of guide.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROJECT -
E, IRL, UK: Training package and training for organisations working
with perpetrators of domestic violence. Training materials, training.
GENERAL, MUNICIPAL & BOILERMAKERS
TRADES UNION - E, UK: Workplace awareness-raising of problems associated with domestic violence.
best practice compilation, information packs.
(GRUPPO INDAGINE E RESISTENZA ALLA FOLLIA FEMMINILE AH) - E, F, I: Creation
of group of voluntary associations, legal
and public sector institutions, to
act against forced prostitution.
Research and information campaign, networking.
WOMEN and CHILDREN
EUROPEAN FORUM FOR CHILD WELFARE EU, A, B,
D, DK, E, El, F, FIN, IRL, I, L, P, NL, S, UK: Creation of database of human resources in Europe in field
post-conflict aid to women and children victims of violence.
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
- B, S: Network and
coordination to help victims and protect potential
victims of female genital mutilation.
workshops, database, guidelines, research agenda.
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE TELEFONO AMICO ITALIA - B, D, I, Switzerland: Information
exchange on interventions responding to
crisis helpline calls, including multisectoral cooperation. Awareness-raising,
networking, comparative survey.
- IRL, S, UK: Research on prevalence,
extent, impact of different forms
of violence on young people; help-seeking
patterns and access to resources. Research.
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE FORMATION ET ACTION SUR LES
MIGRATIONS - B, D, F: Research
on risk situations for young people of
Muslim background; literature
search; creation and testing of
information materials. Research,
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS PARA INTERVENÇAO SOCIAL -
B, P, A: Investigation of role played by
women in breaking the cycle of
violence against children. Training
materials and testing. Study,
training modules, training, expert network.
ASSOCIAÇAO PORTUGUESA DE APOIO À VITIMA -
P, UK: Defining standards of good practice in multisectoral
to victims of violence. Training
plan for personnel of victim support groups. Study,
COMITÉ CONTRE L'ESCLAVAGE MODERNE A, B, E,
F, I, UK:
network of organisations to combat modern forms of slavery. Travelling
exhibition of European posters on this theme. Networking, awareness-raising, research.
CITY & SHELTER - B, D, E, F, S,
European White Ribbon campaign: men
engaged against male violence. Training
and information materials, good practice models.
SOUTH ESSEX RAPE AND INCEST CRISIS CENTRE
IRL, UK: Collection and analysis of baseline data on rape.
of network and development of action plan. Study,
networking, action plan.
SANTA CASA DA MISERICORDIA DE SINTRA
- I, P:
To combat domestic
violence, study on vulnerability, training
of health and social workers, good
practice dissemination. Study,
training, publications, conference.
K.I.D.S. FORUM FÜR KINDERSCHUTZ e.V. - A: Pilot of web-based on-line
advice centre for young people. Awareness-raising. Direct
action, pilot on-line methodology, report.
e.V. - A, D,
E, NL, S, UK: Development
of operational network and comparative
analysis in area of violence on ethnic
information exchange. Joint
action plan for prevention and rehabilitation. Networking, study, action plan.
KENTRO APOKATASTASIS THYMATON VASANISTIRION
- A, E, EL, P: Research on family violence,
awareness-raising campaign, training
of professional groups, information
exchange. Research, networking,
LEEDS ANIMATION WORKSHOP
- A, B, I, UK: Production and distribution
of educational animated video
package about violence in secondary
schools. Research, video package
ASOCIACION DE MUJERES JURISTAS THEMIS A, D,
E, P, Poland Conference
on violence against migrants. Guide
to good practice and creation of web site. Lawyers' network. Networking,
conference, web site, publication.
VEREIN AUTONOMER ÖSTERREICHISCHER FRAUENHÄUSER - EU, A,
B, D, DK, E, EL, F, FIN, IRL, I, L, P, NL, S, UK, Poland: Documentation on prevention
strategies and training of
professional groups. Train the
trainer seminar, database and web site. Publications,
database, training, seminar.
ASSOCIAZIONE ON THE ROAD
- B, D, F, I: Strategies for prevention
of and response to violence in
high-risk public event situations. Guidelines,
ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE VOLONTARIE TELEFONO ROSA - E, F, I, P, UK, Poland, Romania: New models of refuge and response for trafficked women from Kosovo. Training, direct action, guidelines.