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11 Dec 2019
Opening Doors brought together five major international organisations: Eurochild, Hope and Homes for Children, the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO), the European branch of the International Federation of Educative Communities (FICE...
11 Dec 2019
On 27 November 2019, the Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth (SAFY) organised a conference on children's participation entitled ‘Citizens of the Future’. The event was organized to mark the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights...
11 Dec 2019
A study of drug dealing and organised crime in Ireland has found that children as young as 12 are being lured into gangs. The report, 'Building Community Resilience - a response to criminal networks', focuses on Irish criminal organisations, and...
11 Dec 2019
The stop-start trial of Titi, Constantin Radu, and 25 other men has gone on for more than nine years. The 66-year-old man and his gang are accused of trafficking Romanian Roma minors to Western Europe for a  life of forced criminality, panhandling...
10 Dec 2019
The new Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study shows that immigrants in Austria still perform far below their native peers, while in Germany 20% of 15-year-olds can barely read. According to Kronen Zeitung's report, the...
10 Dec 2019
Following bad publicity around child refugees in conservative-supporting newspapers, and Theresa May’s decision, according to the ‘Dubs amendment’ only 350 unaccompanied children will be taken from this month. Charity representatives said that this...
09 Dec 2019
Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being organized in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania as part of the BRIDGE project. They follow the Training of Trainers (ToT) held in Budapest at the beginning of October 2019....
06 Dec 2019
On 2 December 2019, the Council of Europe and the Czech Judicial Academy delivered a training to launch the e-learning of combating trafficking in human beings, developed under the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of...
06 Dec 2019
The Council of Europe raised their concern regarding the Vucjak migration camp located in Bosnia and Hercegovina; the Council urged the Bosnian government to close the migration camp and to take further steps in improving the quality of treatment...
06 Dec 2019
New Zealand is currently pioneering a new philosophy and approaches to government, and is actively trying to challenge the ‘growth’ paradigm of current economic budgetary thinking across Western and English speaking countries. There are several...

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