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December 2010 - December 2014 - International Prevention, Public policies, Violence

EUROsociAL II programme is a technical cooperation initiative of the European Commission which its main objective is to contribute to increase social cohesion in Latin America. The programme aims at supporting national public policies in order to promote social cohesion levels and strengthen the institutions and organizations responsible for these policies. EUROsociAL II works on five themes that reflect the interests and priorities of the Latin American governments.

The IJJO and the European Forum for Urban Safety (EFUS) are part of the consortium as an operating partner in the fifth axis of 'Public security/rights and access to the justice' in the subject area of 'Public Safety'. This axis is led and coordinated by France Expertise International (FEI).

During June and July 2012, the IJJO carried out the missions for deepening knowledge to Latin American countries that expressed interest in the area of Public Safety of the program: Colombia, Ecuador, Salvador, Honduras, Uruguay and Mexico. The main aim of these missions was to bring together public actors responsible for the development and implementation of public security policies and specifically the prevention of violence. The main objectives of these missions were:
- To recognize and study all the public initiatives in the prevention of violence and youth violence and specifically with respect to the coordination of stakeholders involved in the prevention of violence and youth violence.
- To identify how EUROsociAL can strengthen and support governmental initiatives in the public safety and through what mechanisms and specific activities can benefit from the programme.

The IJJO is committed and actively involved in the phenomenon of juvenile delinquency in Latin America through activities and projects in the region. Similarly, the IJJO is very interested in providing coordinated and effective responses to decrease the levels of youth violence in Latin American countries, promoting the integral development of the children and young people of Latin American societies as well as promoting social inclusion. With respect to this, the  IJJO works on the creation of Latin American think tanks, development initiatives, implementation of norms and standards of good practice and works for education and integration of Latin American youth in social exclusion and in conflict with the law.

March 2011 - February 2013 - European Union Gangs, Juvenile, Prevention

The Project ITACA intends to study the particular type of crimes related to juvenile gangs, meaning observing and studying carefully the characteristics of this type of aggregation that tends to commit deviant acts with specific peculiarities and in particular to examine both the ways in which juvenile crime group starts to commit crimes and also the specific connotations that these actions assumes for society. The opening to other Countries gives the possibility to face a general problem really widespread, at different level, in many realities. As far as we are concerned, in Europe there are no many data gathering the extent and the features of the phenomenon of juvenile gangs at European level. Furthermore, the ITACA partners open a debate to establish the outline, characteristics and actual extent of the present issue in Europe. Firstly, an analysis of the phenomenon features will be done and secondly, it will be identified a comparison of prevention and treatment practices implemented in several European countries, in order to adopt new shared practices and intervention paths towards a strategic common answer concerning juvenile gangs.

January 2011 - January 2013 - European Union Custody, Violence

Through this innovative European Programme it is aimed to make progresses towards ending violence against children and young people in custody through the Analysis the extent of domestic and European law, policy and practice on protecting children in custody from violence comply with international law. In addition to this, the Investigation of children’s experiences and views empowers children with experience of custody to campaign for change. Raise awareness among child custodial workforce and decision makers of extent of legal compliance and children’s experiences and views. All in all, it is highly relevant to influence child custodial workforce and decision makers to make changes in order to end violence against children in custody. The IJJO role participation is focused on the promotion and guidance on international and European obligations related to violence in child custody through the conduction of a European level desk-based study and Campaign Report dissemination.

November 2010 - December 2012 - European Union Detention, Justice, Juvenile

This investigation draws on a range of previous research and studies, without which it would not have been possible to identify indicators that are valid across Europe. In addition to this, the strong commitment of all EU institutions and Member States to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies and to turn it into concrete results is a key element to reaffirm our commitment with the development of a coherent approach through the juvenile justice indicators.

October 2010 - February 2012 El Salvador - National Education, Juvenile, Rights

The main objective of the project “Support the Municipality of La Unión in the creation and development of public policies and care services for children and youth” is improve the living conditions and the integral development of children, adolescents and young people in risk and/or social exclusion in El Salvador. In order to generate such conditions, the project aims to support the Municipality of La Unión (Department of La Unión) through policies and public services oriented to the attention of this target group. Therefore is required a direct attention to children, adolescents and youth through the implementation of a series of educative, formative, entertainment/leisure events and social activities. Further, it will be created a Child Development Center (CDC) as an educational space responsible for the care of children between 0 and 6 years which will develop a program of varied activities for children and youth: Program of psychosocial skills, playful, youth support, social organization and community youth. In addition, it will be implemented a Family Orientation Program aimed at the parents of the target group. Alongside it will promote the institutional strengthening of the Municipality through a public policy specifically aimed at people under 25, as the basis of the Municipality actuation in relation to the target group. This policy will arise from the perspective of gender and will encourage the participation of the beneficiaries and the civil society. Finally, the professionals of the Municipality who work in the area of social care will be provided with training to improve the care of children and youth. The Municipality will undertake to develop the above policies and to include within the municipal budget the maintenance costs of the CDC.

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