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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
Bulgarian government accepted amendments to the Foreigners Act and the Child Protection Act to ease the application for residence for people from non-EU countries with Bulgarian origin. It includes the rules of procedure for family reunification and...
11 Oct 2019
The third monthly discussion meeting, organized by the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children, entitled ‘Value-Based or Evidence-Based Research? Don't Jump Off the Bridge!’ was held on 12 September, in the hall of the French Cultural...
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...
23 Sep 2019
The Tulip Foundation, World Without Borders and the Samaritans Associations organised the workshop, ‘Together for Childhood without Violence’ in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, on 12 September 2019. The workshop was held to discuss how to professionals,...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...
29 Aug 2019
The “Report Card 2019: What is the average government score for childcare?“ was presented on April 23 in Sofia and in seven other cities in the country and it reviews basic policies aimed at the well-being of children in Bulgaria. The authors are...
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of school....
11 Aug 2019
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that the first Safety Zone for unaccompanied children in the RRC Sofia - Voenna Rampa opened its doors on 17 June, 2019. During its first week, 39 unaccompanied children were accommodated...

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