The main goal of the Project Violence in Transit is to prevent of youth violence and to promote rehabilitation processes in urban areas with a high rate of act of violence (railway stations areas, long distance bus terminals, ports and country border areas), especially among people under 25 years old.
More in details, our partnership aims at achieving the following objectives:
- To increase the knowledge of youth violence in Railway Station Areas (RSA) at European level
- To empower a multi-agency and participating spatial welfare approach in preventing and approaching youth violence, and to promote rehabilitation processes through experimental social interventions with young people, exposed to the risk of being involved in violent acts (both as victims and offenders)
- To conceive and model new specific practices of social interventions in transit areas
- To disseminate and transfer such models of intervention to other areas with similar characteristics and facing similar violence-related risks, such as long distance bus terminals, ports and country borders
The actions carried on to reach the above goals address directly the following target groups:
– young persons and groups involved in exclusion processes and in violence acts (both as victims and offenders) in RSA
– people working, travelling and, more generally, attending the RSA
– people living around
In addition to those target groups, Violence in Transit will benefit a wider range of stakeholders, who are involved in the project issues at various levels, namely social and sanitary systems, Governments , EU Institutions, Transit Areas managers, Local Authorities and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working on Youth Violence prevention and young people at risk of marginalization. It is worth mentioning also the citizens of Pescara, Oporto and Barcelona, who will have new instruments to help the new generations to grow up in a safer and positive environment.