OPSIDIANET: Offenders with Psycho-Social and Intellectual Disabilities: Identification, Assessment of Needs and Equal Treatment

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Project Logo Competition

Terms of Reference



EU criminal law:

Directive 2013/48/EU on the right to access to a lawyer and to communicate upon arrest;
Directive 2016/343/EU on the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law, to remain silent and not to incriminate oneself;
Directive 2016/1919/EU on the right to legal aid;
Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation;
Directive 2012/13/EU on the right to information;



provides suspects and accused with a set of procedural rights to ensure that their basic rights are protected sufficiently. A key prerequisite to enable suspects and accused to effectively benefit from these safeguards is the degree to which these persons are aware of and adequately understand these rights and how to exercise them. This is particularly relevant as far as vulnerable groups of individuals, such as persons with psycho-social or intellectual disabilities are concerned.


The project is aimed at upholding the criminal procedural rights of suspects and accused with psycho-social or intellectual disabilities by strengthening the implementation of relevant EU criminal law.


Objective of the competition

The objective of this competition is to create a logo for the project. The logo will serve as the main component of the visual identity of the project and will appear on all project deliverables, including website, electronic newsletters and printed publications.


Format of the competition

The logo design competition will accept entries only one of which will be selected for further use. Entries will be evaluated and ranked by an evaluation committee consisting of members of the project consortium. The winning entry’s author will be invited to sign a contract for transferring the exclusive rights for using the logo to the project consortium. Before signing the contract, the author of the winning entry will be required to sign a declaration certifying the authenticity and authorship of the logo.



The winning entry’s author will be awarded a prize of 300 Euro. The authors of the logos ranked at second and third place will receive a prize of 100 Euro each.


How to participate

The competition is open to:

  • Individuals, who are nationals of or residing in a Member State of the EU or a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA) and who are at least 18 years old;
  • Legal entities, which are established or registered in a Member State of the EU or a Member State of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Candidates must not be in contractual relationship with any of the project consortium members at the time of submitting the entry.


Each entry must meet the following criteria:

  • The logo must feature the project acronym OPSIDIANET in English. The inclusion of the full name of the project ‘Offenders with Psycho-Social and Intellectual Disabilities: Identification, Assessment of Needs and Equal Treatment’ is optional and not mandatory.
  • The logo must relate to the core topic of the project, that is, upholding the criminal procedural rights of suspects and accused with psycho-social or intellectual disabilities.
  • The colours of the logo are not subject to any mandatory requirements. However, candidates must be aware that both the colour version and greyscale version of the logo will be considered during the evaluation process.
  • Candidates can submit the same logo in different colours. Such submissions will be considered as one entry.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically and the files must be in vector PDF format. Candidates are encouraged to submit their entries by email. In this case, each file must not be bigger than 10 MB and the total size of the message must not exceed 25 MB. Files exceeding this size can be sent through a file sharing platform, but the organiser cannot be held responsible for any failure of accessing such entries.
  • Each candidate can submit up to 5 (five) entries. However, a single candidate cannot receive more than one of the prizes to awarded.

Entries must be sent in colour and greyscale version to the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each candidate must include in the message their full name, address, telephone number and e-mail for further correspondence (if different from the one used for submitting the entry).



The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2018, 18:00 CET. Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted. Receipt confirmation will be sent to each candidate not later than 24 hours after the entry is received. Candidates, who have not received a confirmation within 24 hours are encouraged to contact the organisers.

The deadline for the evaluation of entries is 14 December 2018. Each candidate will be informed about the outcome of the competition by email not later than 21 December 2018.


Update, September 2019: 

Report OPSIDIANET (see attached file)

This report strives to bring together strands of scientific research from various fields, in order to shed some light on people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities and the challenges they face in their interaction with the police and judicial authorities during criminal proceedings. 





Download this file (OPSIDIANET-report_GR.pdf)Report (GR)[ ]3000 Kb
Download this file (OPSIDIANET-report_EN.pdf)Report (EN)[ ]1405 Kb
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