UNICEF Regional Office for Central East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) as part of its partnership with the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe has supported implementation of three rounds of trainings in Slovenia as part of the joint initiative “Developing capacities and providing support to frontline workers assisting refugees and migrant children in four countries in South Eastern Europe (Phase II)”
The trainings included two rounds of foundation training and one round of TOT training that was developed based on the scoping mission findings.
The first training on June 27, 2016 was opened with the welcoming address by Tina Kotar (Ministry of Interior of Slovenia), Natia Partskhaladze (UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office), Sendrine Constant (Child Protection Hub for South East Europe), Nela Krnic – Brkovic (UNICEF Slovenia) and Alja Otavnik (Slovenia National Committee for UNICEF).
The Foundational course, carried out twice for two different groups, was targeting practitioners working directly with migrant, refugee and asylum seeking children and their families. The two courses were implemented on 27th and 28th of June 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia at training venue in M Hotel. In total, the two Foundation Courses were attended by 53 participants.
Following the two one-day Foundation trainings, two-day Training of Resource Persons/ Trainers was organised for 15 participants on June 30, 2016 and of July 1,2016. The aim of the training was to provide participants with skills necessary to roll out the Foundational course independently. As one of the participants mentioned, “it is one step at the time, but I am glad we always are moving forward, and I am glad that professionals are mixing and sharing experiences".