The European Barnahus Movement – showcasing 4 years of network and partner progress (PROMISE 2 and ChildHub Webinar)

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Date of webinar: 
31 Oct 2019
Start and finish time of webinar: 
2pm CEST
Olivia Lind Haldorsson
Shawnna von Blixen

Olivia Lind Haldorsson is a human rights advocate who has been working in the field of children’s rights and child protection for more than 20 years in Brussels. Starting 1 September she is the Head of the Children at Risk Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States. She is also a co-founder of Child Circle, a Brussels based NGO focussing on child protection in EU law and policy (   From 2002 to 2013, she worked with Save the Children EU Office, where her work focused on EU Justice and Home affairs and EU external affairs. Olivia has additionally worked as an independent expert with a wide range of stakeholders on strategic advocacy initiatives and regional projects in the field of EU Justice and Home Affairs and EU External affairs policies.

Shawnna von Blixen is the programme coordinator for children's rights at the Council of the Baltic Sea States, where she is busy building international networks and landing grants. She previously worked for the U.S. State Department and the European Union, and holds a master in political science from Uppsala University.

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About the webinar:

PROMISE 1 and 2 have provided concrete evidence of how consolidated efforts on the national and European levels can accelerate progress in building capacity, ambition and commitment to specialised interventions for child victims and witness of violence. A critical piece of this work has been bringing stakeholders together to share experiences and knowledge, and to jointly develop and commit to the Barnahus Quality Standards. Looking to the future, a European approach will be essential for the continuity of capacity-building, advocacy, and the provision multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration and case management at the national level.  

In this webinar, we will feature some of the most notable achievements within the European Barnahus Movement thus far, including highlighting unique experiences, approaches and solutions as developed by the PROMISE 2 partners. This webinar will also showcase the PROMISE tools and future plans which are supporting the continued harmonisation and consolidation of good Barnahus practice across Europe.  

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