Coalition against peer violence in Montenegro

About the project

Peer violence is a global problem, which seriously affects young people’s health and education. This project looked to develop the capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) and the overall community response in providing safeguard mechanisms to primary and secondary pupils in Montenegro.

During the implementation period, the project activities helped improve the legal framework on fight against peer violence, particularly through 1) preparation of a National Action Plan for fight against peer violence and local action plans in the municipalities of Berane, Kolašin and Herceg Novi, 2) improvement and distribution of the guidelines entitled “Division of responsibilities and actions for the purpose of prevention and in cases of violence and vandalism” to all primary and secondary schools in Montenegro and 3) amendments to school statutes by introducing the possibility of removing head teachers from position if he/she fails to implement the guidelines.

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Also, the project helped establish a national SOS helpline for reporting peer violence, which is managed by the Ministry of Education. Moreover, it also lead to the establishment of: 1) a National Team for fight against peer violence, which is tasked with responding to and proceeding in cases of peer violence, 2) a club composed of parents, children and teachers to help prevent peer violence in at least five schools and 3) school teams for reporting on activities aimed at preventing peer violence.

Furthermore, the project also helped create the MEIS information system for recording peer violence cases in schools and develop a licensed training programme for specialists to act in cases of unacceptable behaviour with children and youth. Additionally, the Institute for Textbook Publishing and Teaching Aids supplemented the Teaching Guidelines for the fourth grade subject Nature and Society with a social experiment conducted within the project to serve as material that children should watch together with their teachers when discussing the topics of equality and tolerance.

Thanks to a sub-granting scheme, the project also resulted in increased awareness of peer violence in the country, as well as in strengthened capacities of 8 CSOs with regard to peer violence.

Grants

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MIROVNO – Media and Roma organizations on peer violence in education

Theater against peer violence

Meet, recognize and report e-violence

Meet, recognize and report e-violence

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Meet and recognize violence

Keep it in mind

Tolerance is our choice

Affirmative sign – the use of symbolic signs for the promotion of positive life values and affirmative action as a tool for prevention of peer violence

Action for TRANSforming the schools

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Project name:
Coalition against peer violence in Montenegro
Start time:
01/03/2018
End time:
29/02/2020
Location:
Montenegro
Budget:
257335.00€
Beneficiary:
NGO Parents
Partners: NGO Juventas; NGO Center for Support of Local and Regional Development; NGO Union of High School Students of Montenegro

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Coalition against peer violence in Montenegro

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.

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