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17 Sep 2019
Very often when fatal consequences occur in children served by child protection agencies and services, the question arises as to whether they can do something to prevent it, some critics argue that they could seriously risk the lives of children....
12 Sep 2019
The Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), and the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) were adopted by the international community in 2018. These Compacts aim to better regulate international migration and manage major crises that...
10 Sep 2019
"Upon return, families face similar challenges as the ones that pushed them to leave the country, such as poverty. Children are affected in particular." Terre des hommes improves the reintegration of migrant children and their families from Albania ...
06 Sep 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo adopted the Law on Child Protection, a significant achievement and milestone in the protection of children’s rights. Since 2013, Terre des hommes (Tdh) has promoted the need to legally...
30 Aug 2019
In Serbia, the "Our Child - Our Decision" initiative has been launched, seeking an amendment to the Family Law, to give parents the right to identify potential guardians of their children in the event of a family tragedy. Parents stress that the...
11 Jul 2019
Eurochild members, the University of Deusto and Utrecht University, released a position paper together with other Eurochild Children's Council members, to support the European Commission’s consultation process for Horizon Europe, the next EU...
11 Jul 2019
With  the  Strategic  Plan  for  the  Horizon  Europe  Programme,  the  European  Union  clearly highlights  the  importance  of  Research and  Innovation  (R&I) in  finding  new  solutions  to  the challenges we are facing. Horizon Europe aims...
09 Jul 2019
The Bulgarian National Television news report on SOS Children's Villages’ ‘Firefly - Illuminate the Darkness’ Project draws attention to how foster parents, social workers, psychologists and specialists working with children are trained to protect...
04 Jul 2019
Eurochild, the European children's advocacy network, has partnered with the world's largest law firm, Dentons, for the benefit of children's rights and well-being across Europe. With Dentons providing legal support and expertise pro bono, it is...
03 Jul 2019
Ágnes Diamond started a support group for LGBTQI + parents in 2016. Parents meet monthly, but they also set up a Facebook group called "Parents and Supporters of LGBTQ Children." "Parents need to be visible, to commit themselves to show the others,...

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