For Children in Our Neighbourhood: An evaluation of the Nordic Action Plan for Children and Young Adults at Risk in the Adjacent Areas
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat2005 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The Nordic Action Plan for Children and Young Adults in the Adjacent Areas was launched in 1999 in order to contribute to an improvement of the living conditions of young risk groups in the Baltic states and North-West Russia. More than 400 small and large projects have received funding from the programme since then. The present evaluation of the programme has been carried out by the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR). The evaluation team recommends a continuation of the programme founded on its achievements in focusing on risk groups, keeping a cross-sectoral approach, involving the policy level in the adjacent area countries, emphasising competence transfer and capacity building, and stimulating an interest in Nordic approaches and models in work with the risk groups. At the same time the evaluators suggest that in the future more emphasis should be put on a further institutionalisation of the programme, it should be used more actively to build partnerships in the region, more attention should be paid to the human resources in the projects, and dissemination activities should be given a more prominent place.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2005. , 144 p.
Hyvinvointi, lapset ja nuoret, terveys
Velfærd, Børn og unge, Sundhed
Velferð, Börn og unglingar, Heilsa
Velferd, Barn og unge, Helse
Research subject Welfare; Children and young people; Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1622ISBN: 92-893-1168-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-1622DiVA: diva2:701956