Aim and objectives
Little is known about the degree of involvement of young people in serious and organised crime, their background and the entrance mechanisms. Further development of knowledge about the problem and its possible solutions is needed. This call for proposals invites knowledge institutions and civil society parties to submit scientific and practice-oriented research proposals.
The programme ‘Containing juvenile delinquency - involvement of adolescents in serious and organised crime’ has a three-tier goal:
- Increase insight into the backgrounds and mechanisms that play a role among young people who become involved in serious and organised crime;
- Increase the possibilities for early detection based on the knowledge obtained;
- Itemise (active aspects of) existing interventions and develop effective interventions based on this knowledge and on insight into entrance mechanisms.
Budget and duration
A budget of € 2,780,000 is available in this call for proposals for one project with a maximum duration of 4.5 years. This budget is divided over the two phases of the programme as follows:
- Phase Ia: for this phase, an amount of at least € 100,000 and at most € 200,000 is available. From this budget, a maximum of one proposal can be awarded funding.
- Phase Ib: for the field consultation between Phase Ia and Phase II, € 5,000 is available (see the description in Section 2.2).
- Phase II: for this phase, a budget of at least € 1,750,000 and at most € 2,575,040 is available. From this budget, a maximum of one proposal can be awarded funding (more information can be found in Section 2.2).
The initiator of this research programme is the Ministry of Justice and Security.
NWA thematic programmes have two committees: a supervisory committee and an assessment committee.
An advising supervisory committee is set up for each NWA thematic programme. This committee is responsible for the supervision of the programme as a whole and its projects. It monitors the potential synergy between the various projects, their progress and the results achieved in relation to knowledge utilisation. The supervisory committee can also play a role in stimulating productive interactions between consortia and policy practice.
The participating government authorities are represented in the supervisory committee, in addition to a delegation from the research and societal partners. Important stakeholders can also participate in the supervisory committee, for instance because they represent the field of expertise and can stimulate knowledge exchange and sharing with practitioners.
An independent committee assesses the pre-proposals and the full proposals. In accordance with the NWA approach, the assessment committee has a broad composition. This means that not only scientists but also representatives from the entire knowledge chain and societal stakeholders can become a member of the assessment committee. The participating government authorities are not represented in the assessment committee, but are allowed to be present as observers during meetings.
NWA route Child and adolescent development, upbringing and education
The programme Containing juvenile delinquency - involvement of adolescents in serious and organised crime fits within the NWA route Child and adolescent development, upbringing and education. Research within this route aims to make a contribution to the chances children and adolescents have to grow up in a happy, healthy and safe environment that can offer them a promising start. Creating the right conditions for this good start in life requires knowledge about the development of children and adolescents, their upbringing and education. In this route, various themes have been defined in which digitisation plays a role throughout.
Online consultation hour
To guide consortia in the development of their impact plan, NWO is organising an online consultation hour on Thursday 18 November (15.00-17.00 hrs). You can register via firstname.lastname@example.org.