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20 Dec 2019
Forty-nine Bulgarian organizations supported the Standpoint on the Bill to repeal the Social Services Act, 954-01-76 of 06.11.2019, and the Bill to Amend and Supplement the Social Services Act (the document is in Bulgarian). The Know-How Centre for...
12 Dec 2019
The annual ChildHub conference, ‘Modern Technologies in the Social Welfare System’, was held 12 October 2019, at the Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb, and was attended by more than 60 experts. Tanja Žaja, head of the sector for coordination of reform...
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...
28 Nov 2019
On 14 November 2019, a conference was held on the topic of combating racial discrimination and intolerance in North Macedonia. It was co-organised by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Ministry of Labour and Social...
19 Nov 2019
Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, shared some details about the new child protection strategy in Hungary, which mainly focuses on the dangers of the digital environment. The minister was invited to a round...
14 Nov 2019
Germany makes measles vaccination mandatory; parents fined if they violate new legalisation. From March 2020 parents and caregivers will have to demonstrate that their children have been vaccinated before they can go to kindergarten/daycare  or...
22 Oct 2019
Child poverty in the European Union today In 2019, despite being one of the most prosperous regions in the world, 1 in 4 children in the European Union are still being failed. Childhood poverty and social exclusion can have lifelong effects on a...
22 Oct 2019
On October 21&22, 2019, the State Prosecutor of Kosovo started the marking of the Crime Victims’ Rights Week with the opening of the International Conference of  10 years of awareness on “Justice restoring the victims’dignity ”. Lawyers,...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...
29 Aug 2019
In 2015, the government of Finland changed the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care, enabling municipalities to restrict the individual entitlement to early childhood education and care to 20 hours per week. This was a cost saving mechanism...

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