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18 Feb 2020
The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has been shaken by the news of a devastating fire in a care home for persons with disabilities in Vejprty, Czech Republic. The fire claimed the lives of...
07 Feb 2020
A European Expert Group (EEG) conference on the transition from institutional to community-based care was held in Brussels on 16 January 2020, to evaluate the progress made in the deinstitutionalisation process in a European context. During the...
05 Feb 2020
Eurochild reported that over 60 Bulgarian civil society organisations (CSOs) called on six EU Commissioners in a letter to urge the Bulgarian government to effectively act against hate campaigns which question the need for civil society...
04 Feb 2020
On 18th December 2019, the UN General Assembly Third Comittee formally adopted a Resolution on the Rights of the Child, which focuses on the rights of children without parental care. This is a landmark moment in the progress within the field of...
28 Jan 2020
Last week, Eurochild was involved in organising two important events on deinstitutionalisation in Brussels. The Opening Doors Pan-European Deinstitutionalisation Campaign came to an end after 7 years (2013–2019) of dedicated and passionate work. A...
16 Jan 2020
The “Towards Inclusion” conference celebrates 10 years of coordinated EU action on deinstitutionalisation.  It aims to take stock of past achievements and set a common vision for the future. The event is organised jointly by the European...
12 Dec 2019
There is an unacceptable lack of data on children without or at risk of losing parental care in Europe today. The data that is available is typically not disaggregated, for example by age, gender, or disability. Where data is available, monitoring...
12 Dec 2019
The reform of the child protection system has achieved significant progress in Romania over the past decades. Starting from a child protection system with 100,000 children institutionalised in 600 institutions at the end of 1989, it currently has ...
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,...

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