Call for Conference Children’s Rights in Alternative Care: Walk the Talk

Eurochild joins SOS Children`s Villages International and Council of Europe to improve training of professionals working with children in care.

SOS Children’s Villages invites interested parties to the first day of the two-day Conference “Children’s Rights in Alternative Care: Walk the Talk!” taking place in Paris on 8-9th November 2016, organised under the patronage of Ms Laurence Rossignol, Minister for the Family, Children and Women’s Rights. Access to discussions of the second day of the Conference is restricted to participants who participate in the Training Professionals Working with Children in Care project.

The Conference is open to everyone who is actively engaged in the topic of building the capacity of the child care service workforce. In particular, the debates of the Conference will be directed at how professionals working directly or indirectly with children in alternative care can be supported in applying a child-rights approach to their daily practice, thereby achieving that children can develop to their fullest potential. For more information on the conference, please visit the website (it is being continuously updated).

This Conference is organized by SOS Children’s Villages in the frame of the EU funded project “Training Professionals Working with Children in Care” that is being implemented in 8 EU countries with more than 40 national partners (see below for a brief overview of the project and its partners). The partners at international level are the Council of Europe and Eurochild.

The Conference aims at raising awareness on the importance of the topic, using the experiences made throughout the project as a starting point for discussions. In addition, the event shall encourage key stakeholders in the field of child protection to exchange, while feeling inspired to create partnerships for setting new benchmarks for training care professionals throughout Europe, which will ultimately improve the quality of alternative care! All participants can attend the conference for free (including lunch) and we can assist you in booking your accommodation. Conference languages are English and French.

Please get in touch with Ms Aleksandra Grassl by no later than 5th of August if you are interested in attending the Conference. When expressing your interest, please include a description of your current engagement in the topic (max. 100 words in English). Selected participants will be informed by 17th of August.

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