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18 Nov 2019
The Bulgarian National Radio shared their interview with Radostina Antonova from the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children at NBU, discussing the process of deinstitutionalization in Bulgaria, the foundation of family-type homes for...
09 Jun 2019
HOPe Restaurant, created and run by the Foundation for Social Change and Inclusion (FSCI) NGO in Sofia, Bulgiaria, is a 'restaurant with excellent food and a noble mission'.  HOPe Restaurant opened its doors in September 2016, and has since offered ...
Every Child Needs a Family - UNICEF BiH conference and campaign
06 Oct 2017
The conference "Every child needs a family" was held in Sarajevo on October 3, organized by the BiH Parliament Human Rights Committee, with the support of UNICEF BiH and the European Union, it brought together representatives of relevant ministries...
27 Feb 2017
Children living in residential institutions face increased risks of all forms of violence[1] and risks are particularly high for children with disabilities living in residential care.[2] Approximately 1,400 children are living without adequate...
Latest developments in deinstitutionalisation across Europe
01 Dec 2016
December 2016 marks the official start of Phase II of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children, a pan-European campaign to support national efforts to develop child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure high-quality family and...
24 May 2016
Cristina Bucureasa reports for the Balkan Insight: According to experts, more than 232,000 Romanian children whose parents work abroad risk feeling abandoned and developing emotional and behavioral disorders.  According to the data issued by Save...
25 Apr 2016
For Our Children Foundation in Bulgaria reports on its successful project children’s house as a new model for Bulgaria which gives an alternative of children’s social institutions and real home for six babies. In the facility, the babies recieve...
31 Mar 2016
Over 175 children’s and disabilities rights organisations and academics from across the world have intensified their demands on the UN to ensure that all children are counted as part of its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In a letter to...
29 Jan 2016
In Federation of BiH 1.395 children are separated from biological families - 1008 are placed in 15 institutions founded by the state, NGOs or religious associations, and 387 are placed in families (foster families, SOS villages or other family...

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