Implementation of EU Funds aimed at fighting violence against women & girls – Hearing

FEMM
PHS Building, Room 4B001
Violence Against Women and Girls Violence Against Women and Girls
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The aim of the hearing is to analyse the effectiveness of money spent on combating violence against women in the context of the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention. The event will count on the presentations of experts from the WAVE Network, the Global Alliance against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) and the European Women's Lobby.

The Daphne programme was created in 1997 as an initiative to fund NGO projects that support victims of violence and combat the violence against women, children and young people. Due to the success of the initiative, the pilot was continued as the Daphne Programme for the period 2000-2003 with a funding of 20 million euros. It was followed by the Daphne II Programme 2004-2006 (average annual budget of €10 million) and later by the Daphne III programme for 2007-2013 (with average annual budget of €16.7 million). The current programme covers the period 2014-2020 as a part of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme.