International Projects with financial support from the European Commission
Improvement of Child-Welfare Programmes in St. Petersburg
Project to increase orphan's ability to cope with life in order to prevent a later slide-off into criminality and prostitution. Project together with teachers, directors of the institutions and people that work in the field of child-welfare. Statistical inquiry about and evaluation of present and former orphans' situation. Development, test and publication of the training programme "proficiency to life". Development of a text- and studybook. Information and sensitisation of politicians and decision-makers who are in charge of the protection of children and youths. Duration: from 2003 to 2005.
Training for Democracy and Human Rights in the Ukrainian Armed Forces
30 seminars of several days? duration in Ukrainian barracks for Commanders and other Officers in the higher service about soldier?s rights, Humanitarian International Law, International Criminal Law and the International Criminal Court. Furthermore lectures at ten military academies for students. A handbook for officers and a paperback book for recruits ("Handbook for Recruits", edition: 120.000) have been published and distributed. Duration: from 2001 to 2004.
Citizens in Uniform - Human Rights Education in the Ukrainian Armed Forces
15 two-day seminars in Ukrainian barracks about Humanitarian International Law for officers in the lower and median service. Duration: from 1997 to 1998.
Establishment of a print office for non-governmental organisations in Romania
Establishment of a print office in Bukarest in order to provide non-governmental organisations with the possibility to produce print products at low costs. Furthermore advanced training of specialists as well as seminar-programme for NGO-employees. Duration: 2000 until 2001. After the project's completion the print office was able to continue its work - independent from external financing.
Information campaign about the International Criminal Court in East-European countries
Information campaign about the International Criminal Court for government officials, armed forces and multipliers in the civil society in Eastern European states. This included five seminars that lasted four days each in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in which 20 representatives per state (primarily high-ranking public officials, members of the armed forces, State Attorneys, judges and professors) and 20 representatives of non-governmental organisations participated. Duration: from 1999 to 2001.
Campaign to support the establishment of an International Criminal Court
Campaign to inform and support a permanent International Criminal Court through press releases, publications, adverts, a photo-exhibition, speaking to multipliers and politicians in Germany. Duration: 1995 until 1996.
Strengthening of the Civil Society and NGO structure in Uzbekistan
Eleven seminars that lasted two days each and six seminars that lasted three days each for multipliers in administration, police, military and in NGOs concerning the establishment of a civil society in Uzbekistan in eight Uzbek provincial towns and in Tashkent. Duration: from 1999 to 2002.
Establishment of a civil society in the CIS
60 seminars that lasted two days each about the establishment of a civil society in eight large cities in Russia and in seven large cities in Ukraine for more than 3.000 multipliers. The goal of these seminars was to impart the basic mechanism of a democratic state with its institutions, to promote the idea of human rights protection and to support non-governmental organizations and their cooperation as well as interaction. Duration: from 1995 to 1996.
Support for victims of rape in former Yugoslavia
Establishment of a medical centre in Zagreb for medical and psychosocial support for female and male victims of sexual violence in former Yugoslavia. Implementation of a medical symposium in Zagreb. Duration: from 1994 to 1996.
Victims' Voice - Voice of the victims
Search for witnesses and victims of war crimes in former Yugoslavia. Witnesses of war crimes were searched for through 35.000 questionnaires distributed in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia. About 17.000 of these questionnaires have been handed over to the investigating authority of the ad-hoc tribunal in The Hague. Duration: from 1994 to 1996.