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2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 73/7

III
(Notices)

COMMISSION

The Daphne Programme 2000 to 2003


Preventive measures to fight violence against children, young people and women

Call for proposals — 2000


(2000/C 73/09)

I. OBJECTIVES AND AIMS OF THE DAPHNE PROGRAMME violence in the form of sexual exploitation and abuse and
to provide support for victims of violence, in order, in
The Daphne Programme (2000 to 2003) is a four-year particular, to prevent future exposure to violence.
programme of Community action that supports preventive
measures to fight violence against children, young people and
women. It has a total budget of EUR 20 million; the annual
budget for each of the four years is EUR 5 million. Objective: To support the raising of public awareness of
violence and the prevention of violence against children,
young people and women, including the victims of traf-
The specific objectives and actions of the programme are as
ficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, commercial
follows:
sexual exploitation and other sexual abuse.

Objective: To support and encourage both non-govern-


mental organisations (NGOs) and other organisations
including public authorities active in the fight against Action: Transnational actions aimed at raising public
violence to work together. awareness.

Action: Transnational actions to set up multidisciplinary


networks and to ensure exchange of information, best 1. Encouragement of information campaigns in cooperation
practice and cooperation at community level. with the Member States and pilot projects with European
added value and awareness-raising activities among the
1. Support for the establishment and strengthening of multi- general public, the media and, in particular, among
disciplinary networks and the encouragement and support children and young people, educators and other categories
of cooperation between NGOs and the various organisations involved about potential risks of violence and of ways of
and public bodies at national, regional and local level, in avoiding them, including knowledge of legislative measures,
order to improve on both sides the level of knowledge and health education and training in the context of the fight
understanding of each other’s role and to facilitate the against violence.
exchange of relevant information.

2. Stimulation and exchange of best practice, including pilot 2. Development of a Community-wide information source to
projects, at Community level on the prevention of violence assist and inform NGOs and public bodies of publicly
and on the support and protection of children, young available information compiled by governmental, NGO
persons and women. and academic sources relevant to the field of violence, its
prevention and the support of victims, and the means to
The networks shall in particular carry out activities to prevent violence, as well as the provision of information
address the problems of violence that will: about all measures and programmes on this subject under
the auspices of the Community. This should enable
information to be integrated into all relevant information
1) produce a common framework for analysis of violence, systems.
including the definition of different types of violence, the
causes of violence and all its consequences;

3. Studies in the field of violence and sexual abuse and the


2) measure the real impact of the different types of violence means of their prevention with the aim, inter alia, of ident-
within Europe on victims and society, in order to ifying the most effective procedures and policies for
establish an appropriate response; preventing violence, for supporting victims of violence, in
order, in particular, to prevent future exposure to violence,
3) assess the types and effectiveness of measures and and for examining the social and economic costs, in order
practices to prevent and detect violence including to establish appropriate responses to this phenomenon.
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4. Improvement of recognition, reporting and management of show that you have taken account of work already done in
the consequences of violence. the field in question.

II. PROMOTING ORGANISATIONS


8. You must explain how you intend to undertake evaluation
You must be a public or private institution or organisation of the management and results of your project within the
active in the field of prevention of and protection against time frame of project implementation, as well as dissemi-
violence against children, young people and women, and in nation and exploitation of the results.
the support of victims, in order to apply for support under
the Daphne Programme.
9. Your project partners should come from a significant
Since your project will involve other organisations or institu- number of Member States. What constitutes ‘a significant
tions, you will need to agree on which partner will be the lead number’ depends on the nature of the project and of the
agency responsible for coordination and liaison with the organisations involved in it.
Commission. Only one application is required for each
project and the lead agency should introduce the application.
All the other organisations involved must complete and sign a 10. You must be able to complete your project within the
partnership declaration, which must be submitted as part of agreed time frame and budget.
the application.

III. SELECTION CRITERIA


IV. STARTING DATE AND DURATION OF PROJECTS
In addition to meeting all technical requirements, your
proposed project must meet the following criteria: 1. Projects that have already begun will not be eligible for
support.
1. It must clearly relate to one or more of the measures
provided for in the Daphne Programme.
2. Your project must start on a date between 15 November
2000 and 31 December 2000 and may run for 12, 24 or 36
2. It should not only focus on the immediate (local, regional
months. If your proposal for a project lasting 24 or 36
or national) situation, but should also contribute to devel-
months is accepted, for legal and budgetary reasons you
opments at a European level. It must produce real added
will receive an initial contract for the first 12 months,
value for the European Community. The following
which may be renewed for each subsequent 12-month
activities are regarded as producing such added value:
period, subject to satisfactory progress and to the
agreement of the Commission. Proposals for projects
— activities involving the participation of organisations in exceeding 36 months will not be accepted.
several Member States;

— activities conducted jointly in several Member States; 3. You should not apply for a multiannual project unless you
are confident of meeting all the requirements. The
— activities, which could be applied in other Member Commission cannot commit its entire budget for this year
States if adapted to their conditions and cultures (2000) to support multiannual projects, as this would effec-
(pilot projects). tively commit the whole budget for 2001 and possibly
future years. It will consequently allocate a proportion of
3. It should use methodology that is relevant to both the aims the 2000 budget to 12-month projects.
of the project and the targeted beneficiaries.

4. It should be innovatory where appropriate, and likely to 4. The Commission reserves the right to offer you a contract
make a real contribution towards achieving the for a shorter duration than that proposed in your
programme’s objectives. application form.

5. Your organisation and the people working on the project


must have appropriate qualifications and experience. You
should, where appropriate, be able to encourage multidis- V. FUNDING
ciplinary cooperation.
The proposals eligible for co-financing will be selected within
the limit of the annual budget. The Community’s financial
6. Your application must clearly indicate the project’s contribution may not exceed 80 per cent of the total cost of
objectives and its intended impact, and describe in detail the action in any 12-month period. You will therefore need to
the activities envisaged, the results anticipated, and the secure funding from other sources to cover the balance of the
approach, working methods and timetable you will follow. project’s costs. Only in the most exceptional and duly
justified circumstances will the Commission’s
7. Your application must clearly demonstrate the context, contribution towards a single project in any 12-month
significance and innovatory character of your project and period exceed EUR 125 000 or be less than EUR 30 000.
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VI. SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES Requests by e-mail should be sent to:

If you are a qualified public or private institution or organi-


sation wishing to apply for Community funding under the claire.van-den-assum@cec.eu.int
Daphne programme, on request to the address below, you
will be sent by post or e-mail (not by fax) the appropriate You may address any request for further information to either
guidelines and application form. You should state the official of the above addresses.
Community language(s) in which you wish to receive them.
You must return the completed application form to the
The Guidelines and the application form are also available on
Commission by 20 June 2000.
the Internet. The address is:
Requests by post should be sent to:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/justice_home/project/
European Commission daphne/en/index.htm
Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs (Unit A.1)
for the attention of Patrick Trousson
LX 46 — 5/08, Your application for funding will be presented to the
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 200 Commission, which will assess all the applications received,
B-1049 Brussels and award financial support on the basis of the funds
Fax (32-2) 299 67 11 available and of the merits of the application in accordance
with the criteria set out above. The Commission will take into
Your envelope must be marked ‘APPLICATION UNDER THE consideration only those applications, which are correctly and
DAPHNE PROGRAMME’. fully completed.

Third call for proposals for RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological
development and demonstration on ‘Energy, environment and sustainable development’ (1998 to
2002)

(Part B: Energy — Key Actions 5 and 6)


Call identifier: Energy third call

(2000/C 73/10)

1. In accordance with the Decision of the European Parliament indirect RTD actions referred to in this call notice
and of the Council of 22 December 1998 concerning the correspond to those set out in the work programme.
fifth framework programme of the European Community
for research, technological development and demonstration
(RTD) activities for the period 1998 to 2002 (1) (hereinafter
2. The areas chosen for this call arise from an assessment of
referred to as the fifth framework programme), and with the
political priorities which respond to the growing need to
Council Decision of 25 January 1999 adopting the specific
provide, in the short to medium term (less than 10 years),
programme for research, technological development and
innovative energy technologies and solutions to the EU
demonstration on ‘Energy, environment and sustainable
preoccupations, commitments and targets in relation to
development’ (2) (hereinafter referred to as the specific
climate change and renewable energies. Key among these
programme), the European Commission hereby invites
are, firstly, the Kyoto protocol — whereby the EU has
proposals for indirect RTD actions under the specific
pledged to reduce, by 2010, emissions of the major
programme.
greenhouse gases by 8 % relative to the levels pertaining
in 1990 — and, secondly, the Renewables White Paper,
which aims at a doubling of the share of renewable
sources in the EU energy balance form 6 % to 12 % in 2010.

In conformity with Article 5 of the specific programme, a


work programme (3), specifying detailed objectives and RTD
priorities and an indicative timetable for their implemen- In order to timely satisfy identified political priorities, the
tation, was drawn up by the European Commission to call is focused on a restricted number of topics and limited
serve as the basis for implementing the specific programme. to actions which promise to deliver tangible solutions in the
The objectives, priorities, indicative budget, and types of short to medium time frame. Consequently, the submission
of demonstration projects, combined projects, and related
dissemination activities is expected. Research proposals,
(1) OJ L 26, 1.2.1999, p. 1. including those in the pre-normative field, should likewise
(2) OJ L 64, 12.3.1999, p. 58. concentrate on activities that will provide innovative energy
(3) European Commission Decision C(1999) 606. technologies and solutions in the same time-frame.