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LAUNCHING OF THE PROGRAMMES FINANCED WITHIN THE NORWEGIAN FINANCIAL MECHANISM 2009-2014 FOR WHICH THE ROMANIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE IS PROGRAMME OPERATOR

The Romanian Ministry of Justice organizes on 14th of February 2014 in Bucharest, the launching conference of three programmes it manages in capacity of Programme Operator RO20 "Domestic and Gender-based Violence", RO23 "Correctional Services, including Non-custodial Sanctions" and RO24 "Judicial Capacity-building and Cooperation".

The conference will be attended by Mrs. Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, Secretary of State within the Romanian Ministry of Justice, Mr. Vidar Brein-Karlsen, Secretary of State within the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Her Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Bucharest, Mrs. Tove Bruvik Westberg, officials of the Ministry of European Funds and the Ministry of Public Finances, representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Bucharest, of the donor programme partners - the Norwegian Police Directorate, the Council of Europe, the Norwegian Correctional Services, representatives of the project promoters and of the project partners.

The objective of the Programme RO20 "Domestic and Gender-based Violence" is to reduce the gender based violence in Romania and support the victims of trafficking in human beings.

Programme RO23 "Correctional Services, including Non-custodial Sanctions" aims at strengthening the administrative capacity of the Romanian penitentiary and probation systems, as well as at improving the detention conditions as well as the enforcement of non-custodial sanctions.

The objective of the Programme RO24 "Judicial Capacity-building and Cooperation" is to develop the capacity of the institutions within the Romanian judicial system in relation to the enforcement of the new judicial codes as well as to improve the citizens' access to justice.

Further information regarding the projects to be financed within the above mentioned programmes can be found within the specialized sections (« Projects») of the internet web page http://norwaygrants.just.ro.