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Predefined projects - 13 November 2018


1.
    Project ”Correctional”

Project Promoter: National Administration of Penitentiaries

Norwegian partners: Norwegian Correctional Academy (KRUS), Halden Penitentiary, Stavanger Penitenitary, Rogaland Probation Office, Østfold Probation Office

National partners: National Probation Directorate, Baia Mare Penitentiary, Botoşani Penitentiary, Vaslui Penitentiary, Târgu Mures Penitentiary, Târgu Ocna National School for Training Prison Staff.

Objective: the project aims at improving the capacity of the Romanian correctional services to contribute to the social reintegration of convicted persons, by facilitating their transition from prison towards the probation service and further into the community, through a close cooperation with the local authorities.

Thus, in order to achieve the envisaged objective, specialised intervention programmes for detainees and convicted persons under the supervision of the probation service will be developed, qualification courses for detainees will be carried out, awareness campaigns aimed at facilitating the social reintegration of convicted persons will be organised; at the same time measures will be implemented in order to strengthen the capacity of the probation and penitentiary systems to properly carry out their duties, by training their staff and ensuring the necessary conditions for the optimum performance of their tasks (revamping and endowment works). At the same time significant investments will be made in order to improve the penitentiaries infrastructure, by creating new detention spaces at 4 penitentiaries (Baia Mare, Botoșani, Târgu Mureș și Vaslui), with a view to ensure proper detention conditions, in line with the European standards.

Budget: 31.000.000 EUR

Implementation period: 60 months.

 

2. Project ”Improving the correctional services in Romania by implementing the normality principle 4NORM (–ality)”

Project Promoter: National Administration of Penitentiaries

Norwegian partners: Norwegian Correctional Services, Norwegian Correctional Academy (KRUS), Hedmark Penitentiary.  

National partners: Ploieşti Penitentiary; Poarta Albă Penitentiary; Craiova Penitentiary; National School for Training Prison Agents in Târgu Ocna, National Probation Directorate, Babeș-Bolyai University

Objective: the project contributes to a better social reintegration of convicted persons, by reconsidering the social reintegration programmes and daily activities carried out by the convicted persons in 3 penitentiary units (Craiova, Ploiești, Poarta Albă), in order to increase their accountability prior and after their release.

Thus, in addition to the development of an accountability program for inmates and training of the prison and probation staff, detention and work conditions will be improved in the 3 penitentiary units mentioned above, by setting up 3 new detention sections and green houses, a secondary office of the Constanta Probation Office will be established at Poarta Albă Penitentiary, and the scientific research, study and analysis in the correctional field will be supported by setting up specialised structures within the National Administration of Penitentiaries and National Probation Directorate.

Budget: 5.000.000 EUR

Implementation period: 48 months.

 

3. Project ”CHILD – Children’s Inclusion by Learning and Developing”

Project Promoter: National Administration of Penitentiaries

National partners: Târgu - Ocna Educational Centre, Târgu - Ocna Town Hall

Objective: the project aims at facilitating the social reintegration of minors and youngsters by improving the education and specific assistance provided by the Târgu Ocna Educational Centre.

 

The achievement of the project objective will be ensured by revamping and endowing the accommodation facilities (2 wings), medical facilities, workshops and spaces destined for the educational activities carried out at Târgu - Ocna Educational Centre. As well, special programs for minors and youngsters executing educational measures (vocational trainings, development and implementing a multisensory stimulation program for minors and youngsters with ADHD and learning difficulties) will be implemented, working standards for providing psychiatric assistance to the above mentioned minors and youngsters will be developed, procedures for the management of violent and aggressive behaviour of minors and youngsters will be drafted and implemented, the staff working with minors and youngsters executing an educational measure will be trained. Last but not least, a housing place designed for visits of the family members of the minors and youngsters will be set up and equipped and also a counselling methodology for families will be implemented.

Budget: 1.494.117 EUR

Implementation period: 36 months.

 

4. Project ”Legal advice and Guarantees to Access to Justice”

Project Promoter: Council of Europe

Objective: The objective of the project is to give the Roma population and other vulnerable individuals in Romania the ability to exercise their legal rights on non-criminal matters effectively in the justice system by giving them access to information on their legal rights and to legal advice.

 

This objective will be pursued by a series of activities, such as: analysis of gaps in the delivery of primary legal aid to the Roma population and other vulnerable groups and development of relevant policy measures, setting up of free legal assistance centres, training of free legal assistance providers, organisation of an awareness campaign regarding the rights of Roma population and of other vulnerable groups, etc.

Budget: 2.000.000 euro

Implementation period: 36 months.

 

5. Project ”Judicial Training and Capacity Building”

Project Promoter: Superiour Council of Magistracy

Norwegian partners: Norwegian Courts Administration

National partners: National Institute of Magistracy; National School of Clerks

Objective: the project aims at improving the enforcement of European legal concepts and strengthening the training capacity of the judiciary

 

This objective is envisaged to be achieved by carrying out activities such as: training of magistrates in specific fields of activity (public procurement, administrative and fiscal litigation, international judicial cooperation, hearing techniques for minors involved in judicial proceedings); training of non-legal professionals outside the judiciary in areas such as legal aid and other remedies to support vulnerable groups (including Roma) in order for them to learn their rights and improve their access to justice; purchasing modern equipment (IT and furniture) for the institutions within the judiciary (Superiour Council of Magistracy, National Institute of Magistracy; National School of Clerks and courts).

Budget: 4.100.000 EUR

Implementation period: 36 months.

 

6. Project ”Fighting Criminality and Corruption”

Project Promoter: Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice

National partners: National Anticorruption Directorate, Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism

Objective: The project aims at enhancing the capacity of the Public Ministry to better tackle criminality (including corruption and organized crime in all areas), thus contributing to the strengthening of the rule of law and of the capacity of the judiciary in its entirety.

This objective is envisaged to be achieved by conducting an analysis with recommendations for improvement regarding the allocated resources, the existing procedures and the results obtained in the field of financial investigations; by training about 800 prosecutors, judicial police officers and other specialized personnel in the fight against organized crime and corruption in public administration, public procurement, communication and hearing techniques, financial tax fraud, money laundering, migration and counter-terrorism, etc.; but also by exchanging good practices with their counterparts in Norway.

Additionally, specific technical equipment for carrying out criminal investigations will be purchased, in line with the latest developments/trends in the field for to carrying out criminal investigations.

Budget: 4.250.000 EUR

Implementation period: 36 months.

 

7.Project ”Supporting the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in Romania” Project Promoter: National Agency for Equal Opportunities between Women and Men

Norwegian partners: the Secretariat of the Shelter Movement, Saint Olavs University Hospital, Dept. of Brøset Center for Reasearch and Education in Forensic Psychiatry (Brøset Hospital) – Norvegia

Objective: The project aims at improving the capacity of the Romanian authorities to implement the Istanbul Convention.

 

This objective is envisaged to be achieved by carrying out activities such as: conducting of a nation-wide survey on the prevalence of different forms of violence against women, evaluating the capacity of Romanian authorities to fully implement the national policy as regards combating domestic violence and violence against women, elaboration of working instruments and methodologies for the use of specialists in the field, followed by the training of specialists involved in preventing and fighting domestic violence and violence against women, including as regards the discrimination of Roma women and women with disabilities. As well, 10 centres for sexual violence victims and 8 counselling centres for perpetrators will be set up and a campaign for preventing domestic violence and violence against women will be conducted among the general population as well as the Roma population.

 

Budget: 2.500.000 EUR

Implementation period: 36 months.


 
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