Social inclusion of people with problematic sexual behaviour

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.1. More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities

Southern Finland - Estonia

01.11.2017 - 30.06.2019

€119 870

€94 095

Project Summary:

The DSB project deals with Deviant Sexual Behaviour (DSB) which is a problem for roughly 10% of the population, and half of those people pose a societal threat which needs to be fought. Modern approach to this challenge is to apply curative-punitive measures and ensure the social inclusion and participation in the labour market of people with DSB as widely as possible. Also, the existing services for people with DSB have to be improved.
The main objectives of the project are to improve knowledge, exchange good practices and enhance the capacity of professionals working with persons with DSB to detect, intervene and handle relevant cases professionally. Furthermore, to enhance the possibilities for DSB to receive adequate counselling that will increase their social inclusion and enhance their possibilities to participate in the labour market.

The following activities will be carried out; comparative analysis of DSB counselling needs; development and implementation of training and networking seminars; piloting of counselling for DSBs and their close ones. Through creating sufficient counselling services, DSB are encouraged to participate in the society and working life despite their illness. 

Lead Partner

MTÜ Eesti Seksuaaltervise Liit

Country: EE


Partner budget: 76.190 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 63.047 EUR ERDF

Project Partners


Country: FI


Partner budget: 43.680 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 31.048 EUR ERDF

Expected results

The main results of the project are:
• DSB have sufficient possibilities in the CB region to obtain adequate and relevant counselling provided by professional specialists that will decrease the DSB committing actions that stigmatize them or are illegal / criminal and help them thus to participate in the society and working life despite their illness. In the project, up to 40 specialists working with DSB will be trained in total for 120hrs, 2 cooperation networks established (1 in Finland, 1 in Estonia)
• DSB in the CB region have received adequate and relevant counselling that has increased their social inclusion and enhanced their possibilities to participate in the labour market leading to DSB being actively involved in the labour market (having found a job, participation in active labour market measures etc). For this purpose different supportive services (labour market counselling, certain types of labour market training etc) for the target group will be oragnised in the project. In the project, 2000 DSB and their close ones will have participated in the counselling activities (1200 in Finland, 800 in Estonia). Approximately 200 people will participate in receiving the supportive services.
The results contribute to the programme result indicator of “communities with improvements“ through involving directly 1200 DSB into the socioeconomic activities of the region and indirectly 800 close-ones of DSB.