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13 Jul 2019
The National Network for Children announced that the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) has announced the passage of significant changes in child protection legislation. The Ministry notes that these changes do not introduce new...
29 May 2019
On 29 May, a conference was held in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the ‘Support to Transformation of Care Institutions’, a €1 million, EU-funded programme. The conference presented the programme’s findings and recommendations, with a special focus on...
15 May 2019
The National Conference, ‘Geography of Restorative Justice in Bulgaria’ will take place 31 May, 2019, and we would like to share more information on registering for the conference, the speakers, and parallel events. The conference was initiated by...
03 May 2019
Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, wrote an interesting blog on the deinstitutionalisation process and people with intellectual disabilities. These issues were...
02 May 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an interesting interview with Cedar Foundation's Executive Director Alexandrina Dimitrova, which looks at the history behind the foundation's creation, the organization's success, the organization's...
10 Apr 2019
The Bulgarian Ombudsman, Maya Manolova, awarded an honorary plaque to the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children, NBU, for 30 years of social work education during the International Social Work Day on 20 March 2019. The same event...
15 Mar 2019
Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild’s Secretary General shared lessons from the Opening Doors campaign on how the implementation of European policies and funding has supported reforms in child protection. Through a video, she addressed the Conference on the...
04 Feb 2019
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Know-How Centre for Alternative Care for Children with experience in direct field work and in research of the process of deinstitutionalization of child care - Borislava Mecheva, Valentina Bizheva,...
25 Jan 2019
On 23rd January 2019 Hope and Homes for Children - Branch Bulgaria held a conference on "Deinstitutionalization in the conditions of political turbulence, poverty and limited human resources". The event was held in the press center of the Ministry...
22 Jan 2019
Croatia has updated its Action Plan on Deinstitutionalisation (DI), building on the 2011-2016 Master Plan which was extended until 2018. The new 2018-2020 plan aims to continue deinstitutionalisation process for user groups who have already started...

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