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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...
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...
03 Sep 2019
The SOS Children's Village Serbia Foundation organizes training to support professionals dealing with children without parental care within the project "Alternative Care and Children's Rights in Serbia". So far, the training program has been...
13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
22 Jun 2019
In Hungary, the law prohibits children being taken away from the family because of their poverty, but one-third of the children in care are separated from their families due to this reason. In Nógrád County, this percentage is 38 percent and the...
02 May 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an interesting interview with Cedar Foundation's Executive Director Alexandrina Dimitrova, which looks at the history behind the foundation's creation, the organization's success, the organization's...
10 Apr 2019
The Bulgarian Ombudsman, Maya Manolova, awarded an honorary plaque to the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children, NBU, for 30 years of social work education during the International Social Work Day on 20 March 2019. The same event...
04 Apr 2019
Following the publication of the 2019 Country Reports, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) prepared reflections on their content to provide expert support to the European Commission in the...
15 Mar 2019
Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild’s Secretary General shared lessons from the Opening Doors campaign on how the implementation of European policies and funding has supported reforms in child protection. Through a video, she addressed the Conference on the...
26 Feb 2019
An Alpha Research study conducted in ten municipalities with institutions for children highlighted the worrying Bulgarian bias against children from social institutions. According to the results, only 21% of those surveyed would invite a child from...

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