Daphne III funding programme

The Daphne III programme aims to contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence and attain a high level of health protection, well-being and social cohesion.

Its specific objective is to contribute to the prevention of, and the fight against all forms of violence occurring in the public or the private domain, including sexual exploitation and trafficking of human beings.

The Programme is established by a Decision No 779/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 establishing for the period 2007-2013 a specific programme to prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk (Daphne III programme) as part of the General Programme Fundamental Rights and Justice.

The focus of the Daphne III programme

  • assisting and encouraging NGOs and other organisations active in this field;
  • developing and implementing targeted awareness-raising actions;
  • disseminating results obtained under the previous Daphne Programmes;
  • identifying and enhancing actions contributing to positive treatment of people at risk of violence;
  • setting up and supporting multidisciplinary networks;
  • ensuring the expansion of the knowledge base and exchange, identification and dissemination of information and good practice;
  • designing and testing awareness-raising and educational materials, and supplementing and adapting those already available;
  • studying phenomena related to violence and its impact;
  • developing and implementing support programmes for victims and people at risk, and intervention programmes for perpetrators.

Find more information about Daphne III Funding Programme at the European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/grants/programmes/daphne/

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