Reporting of irregularities in international work
Have you experienced irregularities in connection with an international project or international activities funded by the Danish Youth Council (DUF)? Use the reporting tool below to inform us of your concerns.
DUF should be contacted on suspicion of or detected irregularities such as:
- reasonable suspicion of theft, fraud, corruption or other misuse of funds.
- reasonable suspicion of all forms of exploitation, abuse or harassment, sexual or otherwise.
As stated in the Guidelines for DUFs International Pool everyone who is an active member under DUF's international pool is obliged to notify DUF immediately if any irregularities occur.
Anyone working as a volunteer internationally on projects, activities, workshops or events funded by DUF can use this tool to report irregularities.
What happened? DUF needs as many details as possible about the case. As the reporting part you can choose to remain anonymous, however in some cases DUF may need to know your identity in order to process the case.
Processing of the report: The complaint is processed by the relevant employee at DUF and shared only with the necessary parties. DUF is subject to a requirement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to report all cases of suspected theft, fraud, corruption and misuse of funds to them.
The outcome and conclusion: A report is written with recommendations on how to move forward with the case and with clear instructions for all responsible parties. The reporting part will be contacted when the case is closed and if additional information is needed.
Read more about DUF's requirements and prevention of irregularities here:
DUF's Global Youth Programme and DUF's activities under Danish-Arab Partnership Programme are financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs why all activities must comply with the Foreign Ministry's clause on anti-corruption (in Danish): Read more about DUF’s anti-corruption policy here.
As well as the Foreign Ministry's clause on PSEAH:
”The parties agree to actively prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH), and to ensure, in the best possible way, that the intervention is carried out in an environment free of all kinds of exploitation, abuse and harassment, sexually or otherwise, especially in the case of particularly vulnerable groups.”*
*Sexual harassment is understood as any kind of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature with the aim or impact that a person’s dignity is violated, especially if it happens in a threatening, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Sexual exploitation is understood as attempts or actual abuse of position of power to exploit a person’s vulnerability for sexual gain. This also applies to relationships where economic, social or political advantage is gained from another person on the basis of sexual exploitation. Sexual abuse can consist of either a threat of or actual physical abuse of a sexual nature.