Eurochild presents its work on alternative care at the UN Human Rights Council

Aagje Ieven introduced Eurochild's vision and work on de-institutionalisation for children in Europe and the Opening Doors Campaign

Last Friday 19th June, Opening Doors campaign coordinator Aagje Ieven spoke at a parrallel event to 29th UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, on Alternative Care for Children, co-hosted by Eurochild and led by Ariel Foundation, currently being considered for Eurochild membership.

Aagje introduced Eurochild's work on alternative care, our vision and work on de-institutionalisation for children in Europe and the Opening Doors Campaign. Maud Stiernet from Eurochild member La Porte Ouverte Wallonie, presented on the diversity and challenges of foster care families.

Other speakers on the panel included testimonies by young care leavers Edvinas and Deividas Taparauskas from Lithuania, and perspectives from Africa, by H.E. Ambassador Ireneo O. Namboka, and from the United States by Mr. Roy L. Morris, Esq.

Find more photos from the event in this link.