Special section: Participation

In this section you will find a selection of resources on the importance of consulting with children and young people, including those with disabilities: manuals, practical steps, promising practices, learning opportunities and other.


11 Apr 2020
Mayors from the Plovdiv region in Bulgaria have taken the initiative of ensuring worksheets reach children with disabilities in order for them to participate in distance learning during the current pandemic. Katya Stoilova, who heads the... Read more
03 Apr 2020
The Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children at New Bulgarian University shared an article examining the state of social work during the current state of emergency in Bulgaria. They ask the question "Is it possible to limit human... Read more
03 Feb 2020
The Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science has assigned a study of the effectiveness of activities based on interests conducted during the second academic term of the 2018/2019 academic year and during the first term of the 2019/2020... Read more


28 Feb 2020
The webinar is intended for professionals in the field of mental health and social work. Webinar goals: Every year hundreds of unaccompanied children and young people from Asian countries transit through Bulgaria legally or illegally.... Read more
31 Jan 2020
The webinar is intended for: The webinar is designed for professionals in the field of mental health and social work. Webinar goals: The webinar aims to present the experience of the so-called support network built within the project... Read more
18 Dec 2019
About the webinar: This webinar is designed for professionals involved in care for children at risk and is connected to the child care process management. Webinar goals: to present the "Fulfilling (Im)Possible Dreams... Read more


07 Apr 2020
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNODRR) has just realised Words into Action guidelines giving advice on how to effectively implement the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) 2015 – 2030.... Read more
27 Jan 2020
The Toolbox builds on a children’s rights perspective to provide the tools needed to implement meaningful child participation in a variety of settings and to prepare children to play leading roles in participatory events. It builds on an... Read more
01 Jan 2020
Single Step Foundation and Bilitis Resource Center Foundation prepared the report “Attitudes Towards LGBTI Students in Bulgarian Schools”. The document is based on a national survey conducted for the 2017/2018 academic year. This... Read more


04 Feb 2020
The Bulgarian NOVA television shared the story of Galina Ryom-Røjbek, who is a world unicycle champion and through the idea of "social circus" inspires children to believe in themselves. At only 6 days old, Galina was abandoned in a... Read more
10 Oct 2019
The Bulgarian NOVA Television reported about the "Social Circus Project" by psychologists and artists project, which aims to find a vocation for children without parents and disadvantaged people on the verge of puberty. The... Read more
18 May 2019
"What is Social Work?" was the topic of the first monthly discussion meeting organized by the Know-How Center for the Alternative Care for Children. Unfortunately, for the moment the videos are only available in Bulgarian. The topic of... Read more


The first meeting of Universities to discuss and plan upgrades in social work curricula (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Between January 18-19 2016  University representatives have come together in Budapest to start their cooperation under the ERASMUS project. The video explains what the proejct and the meeting is about.  
Do Rights! Nordic Perspectives on Child and Youth Participation
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
This publication introduces some of the basic concepts of youth and children’s rights to participation. The notion of participation is a complex and multifaceted issue, but primarily, it is a matter of democracy.
They Don't Talk About It Enough: The 'Our Voices' Project [Document]
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Our Voices Project
This short report tells about the 'Our Voices' project, which is a three-year, pan-European initiative funded by the Oak Foundation and the University of Bedfordshire.
Images of War: The Place of the War Past of the Parents in the Second Generation’s Identity
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Journal of Regional Security
Kalina Yordanova is a a psychotherapist for victims of torture, domestic violence and human trafficking. Her academic work is based on the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Syria, namely the psychological consequences of war.
Working with Young People - Czech Republic Self Advocates (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: LUMOS- Protecting Children. Providing Solutions
In February 2015, Lumos presented at the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation in Vienna, alongside a team of
Child Protections: Systemic errors (Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: RTL
The Hungarian commercial TV channel's regular show, 'Magyarul Balóval' aired an interview with two experts, Léna Szilvási director of SOS Children's Village and Miklós Radoszáv Miklós child protection expert about the systemic errors in child prot
Workshop "Challenging violations of children's rights through legal advocacy in Ukraine"
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Crin
The International Network on the Rights of the Child (CRIN) is an international human rights organization, their activities are aimed at advocating for children's rights.
Invest in Us: Children tell governments what they need
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Plan International
The views of children in this film are based on consultations with over 2000 children from over 70 countries that took place between July 2014 - February 2015.
"What young people affected by sexual exploitation have told us about the support they want from you" Fiona Factor
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
In this short film Fiona Factor draws on consultations with young people affected by sexual exploitation to identify six key things young people want from adults supporting them.
How to Communicate with Children with Disabilities?
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Save the Children Armenia Country Office
This manual has been developed by “Save the Children” in the framework of “Initiative for Child’s Health and Education - 2” project.


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