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05 Dec 2019
The National Children's Network (NCN) reported that 3 December was International Day of People with Disabilities. The event featured the exhibition ‘We Can Also!’, organized by the Parents in Action civic formation, which emphasizes the right of...
04 Dec 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik. The Ministry called the findings tendentious, unrepresentative,...
03 Dec 2019
There is a research, called Bucharest Early Intervention Project started by Nathan Fox and his team, which compares the outcomes of children who grew up in foster homes with children who lived in orphanages. They started it a couple of years ago...
26 Nov 2019
Balkan Insight reported on Disability Rights International's (DRI) critique of the lack of significant change in the ways in which children with disabilities are cared for, despite the recent move towards deinstitutionalisation. According to DRI,...
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...
18 Nov 2019
More than 250 experts from universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the US discussed childcare reform at the International Conference on ‘Deinstitutionalization of Childcare: Investing in...
16 Nov 2019
Bulgaria ON AIR shared a video interview with Evgeniya Toneva from the Center for the Alternative Care for Children at NBU. In the interview, Evgeniya Toneva notes that there are only 21 social care homes in Bulgaria that still need to be...
06 Nov 2019
Within the global context of deinstitutionalisation reform, this event took an EU perspective, focusing on the reform’s specific national characteristics, and on bridging the gap between the accumulated knowledge and decision-making in DI. The...
21 Oct 2019
A declaration on ‘Protecting children in out-of-home care from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse’ has been adopted in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 18 October by the Lanzarote Committee. The declaration’s main concepts include: ‘Out-of-home care’...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...

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