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06 Nov 2019
Within the global context of deinstitutionalisation reform, this event took an EU perspective, focusing on the reform’s specific national characteristics, and on bridging the gap between the accumulated knowledge and decision-making in DI. The...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
05 Oct 2019
State Secretary for Social Affairs at the Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary, Attila Fülöp said that there were 23,000 children in the child protection system in Hungary. 15,000-16,000 live in foster care and 8,000 in care homes. The government'...
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...

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