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18 May 2020
On 7th April 2020, Eurochild held a remote meeting of a team working on the question of Children in Alternative Care. A representative of the Know-How Centre for the Alternative Care for Children attended the meeting along with 38 other participants...
11 May 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria is in communication with the government on measures to limit the risks to the life and future of Bulgarian children and their families. On March 30, 2020, they sent an open letter demanding specific urgent...
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 Regional...
19 Feb 2020
According to the WHO, Countries, all over the world are failing in securing children with both a healthy upbringing and a safe environment for their future. 180 countries have been ranked based on both their carbon emission levels and children’s...
07 Feb 2020
A European Expert Group (EEG) conference on the transition from institutional to community-based care was held in Brussels on 16 January 2020, to evaluate the progress made in the deinstitutionalisation process in a European context. During the...
05 Feb 2020
Eurochild reported that over 60 Bulgarian civil society organisations (CSOs) called on six EU Commissioners in a letter to urge the Bulgarian government to effectively act against hate campaigns which question the need for civil society...
04 Feb 2020
On 18th December 2019, the UN General Assembly Third Comittee formally adopted a Resolution on the Rights of the Child, which focuses on the rights of children without parental care. This is a landmark moment in the progress within the field of...
04 Feb 2020
Around two-thirds of all child sexual abuse is committed by a family member. A new report shows that sexually abused children and their cases are hidden from view because of a lack of knowledge and support from local authorities, agencies and even...
17 Jan 2020
“I have no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter.”- confessed Ian Russal who has become a campaigner against social media harm since his 14-year-old daughter Molly committed suicide in 2017. This is just one of the cases that highlights...
11 Dec 2019
A study of drug dealing and organised crime in Ireland has found that children as young as 12 are being lured into gangs. The report, 'Building Community Resilience - a response to criminal networks', focuses on Irish criminal organisations, and...

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