KMOP-Social Action and Innovation Centre participates in the European Project Co-Happiness: Happy and safe in the Community, which aims to contribute to the prevention of child abuse and maltreatment and raise awareness regarding the forms and consequences of the phenomenon. The project is funded by the Erasmus+, Key Action 2 programme of the EU and will run for three years (September 2018 – August 2021).
Through a variety of activities and outputs, partners from 6 European countries (the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Greece, Italy and Romania) will develop an innovative methodology, as well as strategies for the prevention and combating of the phenomenon.
The above mentioned objectives will be achieved through the following activities:
- Overview report on good practices and interventions for the prevention and handling of the phenomenon, through social capital and collective efficacy approaches
- Development of a training curricula for the prevention of child abuse and maltreatment, addressing to educators and relevant stakeholders
- Development of a Programme to prevent child abuse and maltreatment, aiming to train educators, professionals, community mentors and relevant stakeholders
- Development of the Co-Happiness online game for children 6-9 years old, to help them gain skills on how to act and communicate in situations when child violence occurs
- Development of a Resource Guide that will support the usage of the Programme and the Game
In the current phase, the national reports of the partner countries have been completed and the overview report on existing good practices is to be finished during July of 2019. The development of the training curricula and the prevention programme is expected to start during the upcoming months, while the development of the Co-Happiness online game will start in December 2019 and will be piloted between October 2020-February 2021.
More information here.