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.

News

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

Learning

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

Library

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

Multimedia

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

Participation

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen (Video)
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: TED
At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka.
Rights of Children with Disabilities in the International Human Rights Framework and European Union Policy: Norms, Concerns and Opportunities
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Inclusion Europe, Eurochild
This paper summarises the available international and European evidence on the specific situation of children with disabilities and highlights the main opportunities for EU action to guarantee the rights of children with disabilities in the EU.
A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluating Children's Participation
Date of publication: 2014
Save the Children UK has published several PDFs, which collectively make a "toolkit" for how to measure and evaluation child particpation.  
Music as a Strategy of Youth Resilience in Dadaab Refugee Camp Kenya
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Research on Humanities and Social Sciences
"The Dadaab Refugee Camp is located in Garissa County in North Eastern Kenya.
Gang associated sexual exploitation and violence [Video]
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire team worked with young people from eight different youth projects across England to produce a series of films about what needs to be done to address the issues of gang-associated sexual violence and exploitation.
Take Us Seriously: Engaging Children with Disabilities in Decisions Affecting Their Lives
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) recognises that children are not merely passive recipients, entitled to adult protective care.
The State of the World's Children 2013
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: UNICEF
The 2013 edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated to the situation of children with disabilities.
The Transformation of Participation? Exploring the Potential of “Transformative Participation” for Theory and Practice around Children and Young People’s Participation.
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Global Studies of Childhood
"A wave of interest, policy and activities in children and young people's participation has passed through many countries over recent years.
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning (Video)
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: TED
In her talk, Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that tea
Kiran Bir Sethi: Kids Take Charge (Video)
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: TED
Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

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