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10 Oct 2019
The European Commission notified 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Greece, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland and Slovenia) for failing to implement EU rules on combating the sexual abuse and sexual...
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...
05 Oct 2019
  On September 30th, the Albanian Parliamentary Group, ‘Friends of Children’ met in a special hearing called by UNICEF Albania, and discussed the findings and recommendations of the mid-term evaluation process of the Agenda for Children 2017–2010....
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,...
02 Sep 2019
The Riigikogu (the unicameral parliament of Estonia) and the Office of the Chancellor of Justice looked at Estonian children's welfare in a recent seminar called "Child Well-being Indicators: Current Situation in and Possibilities for Describing the...
29 Aug 2019
Implementation of European youth policy in Germany from 2019 With the beginning of the new EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and the German Presidency of the European Council in the second semester of 2020, the possibilities for the implementation of...
15 Aug 2019
Representatives of public administration institutions, development partners, academia, non-governmental organizations and other civil society organizations are invited to complete a questionnaire to evaluate the results of the implementation of the...
19 Jul 2019
Following eighteen months of drafting, the Csongrád County Child and Victim Protection Agreement has been completed. The agreement aims to enhance the cooperation of experts within the child protection system. The policy was initiated by social...
17 Jul 2019
Exactly 24 hours following the tragedy in Đakovo, where an employee of the Centre for Social Work was killed by her client and her colleague was wounded, social workers protested in front of the Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth, and Social...
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...

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