[South Eastern Europe] Western Balkan's organizations for children's rights in a working visit to Brussels

26 May 2017
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Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS)

From 21st to 23rd May, in Brussels, Western Balkan's organizations for children's rights were in a working visit to Brussels. The aim of this working visit, which was organized within the project "Young with a Voice", was to present the situation in the field of child rights, in the countries of the Western Balkans, to the representatives of the relevant EU bodies.

During their stay in Brussels, Sasa Stefanovic and Ira Rakovic, from the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS), met with officials of the Unit for the fundamental rights of the Directorate-General for Justice and units for the Western Balkans of the Directorate General for Enlargement, the coordinator Intergroup for Child Rights of the European Parliament, as well as representatives of the European network Eurochild.

Sasa Stefanovic Director of MODS, underlined the fact that, in Serbia, still it has not initiated the process of drafting a new National Action Plan for Children, and that capacities of the Council for Children's Rights are still not strengthened, although the terms of the obligation arising from the Action Plan for Chapter 23.

Officials of the Brussels institutions were interested in the situation of children refugees/migrants and in particular to the situation of unaccompanied children, as well as the situation of children who do not have personal documents and granted citizenship.

 

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