Bulgaria

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Bulgaria - Country Profile on the European Semester and COVID-19 crisis

The divergence of opinions expressed by the government and by scientific experts led to confusion among the public. This situation was exacerbated by a lack of clarity in the guidelines and regulations…

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Members

  • Cedar Foundation

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    The aim of the Cedar Foundation is to facilitate positive social change in Bulgaria by assisting the provision of quality community-based care for disadvantaged children and young people. They achieve this by working with the state and local governments to create viable means of de-institutionalisation in Bulgaria. They use expert and professional consultants to structure and create models applicable to Bulgaria’s unique characteristics, facilitating training of care givers and personnel currently working in Bulgaria’s orphanages as well as recruiting and training future alternative care staff members.

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  • Social Activities and Practices Institute

    National organisation - service provider

    The Social Activities and Practices Institute Association (SAPI) was established in 2001 by professionals working in the area of social work and social policy. The Institute works in partnership with a number of non-governmental organisations in both Bulgaria and abroad as well as with the government to enhance the national policy for socially disadvantaged people. The organisation focuses on developing community-based services providing real support for the disadvantaged.

     

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  • For our Children Foundation

    National organisation - service provider

    For Our Children Foundation is a Bulgarian NGO which works in partnership with children families, communities, local and national authorities, protecting the rights of the child in Bulgaria. They develop contemporary practices and lobby for changes in the policy in order to improve the situation of the most marginalized children.

     

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  • Know-how Centre for Alternative Care for Children - New Bulgarian University

    Academic and research institution

    The Know-how centre was set up to support the governmental project aimed at closing the institutions for children in Bulgaria trough provision of consultancy and research and to generate evidences on DI of children in Bulgaria to the international audience of professionals and policy makers. NHC works with the government to develop effective strategy of DI and Bulgarian expertise to guide the DI projects. It ensures that the process is monitored and the errors in policy and implementation are identified and resolved.

     

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  • National Network for Children - Bulgaria

    National Partner Network

    The National Network for Children Association aims to ensure the rights and welfare of children and families in Bulgaria. They carry out advocacy and lobbying campaigns in partnership with NGOs, institutions and individuals and also with the support of the children themselves. Its team of experts produces informed policies for children and families. They also actively work to consolidate the non-governmental organisations working in the field of children and families, while improving communication to exchange experiences and good practices between them.

     

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Resources

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29 July 2021

Early Childhood Development in Bulgaria - Country Profile

Bulgaria is the poorest country in the European Union (EU), with more than one-third of children living at risk of poverty (over 570.000 according to eurostat, 2018). The country also…
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Child rights under attack in Bulgaria

Eurochild member, National Network for Children raises concerns around national policies becoming hostage to speculation, disinformation and fake news. The European Parliament elections open a new page in the development…

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Report shows slight improvement of childcare services in Bulgaria

Eurochild National Partner Network NNC (National Network for Children) releases the 2019 monitoring report on childcare in Bulgaria. The “Report Card 2019: What is the average government score for childcare?“ was presented…

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Five lessons from deinstitutionalisation reforms across Europe

An international conference titled “Deinstitutionalisation of Childcare: Investing in Change” has been organised in Sofia, Bulgaria on 6-8 November to gather experts with world-class research on and practical experience of…

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Kosovan and Bulgarian civil society collaborate to prioritise Early Childhood Development

Kosovan and Bulgarian civil society members have collaborated in a series of workshops, assessments, and events contributing to the prioritisation of Early Childhood Development. Kosovan Eurochild member KOMF – the…

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Bulgarian civil society demands action against hate campaigns

In a letter addressed to six EU Commissioners, over 60 Bulgarian civil society organisations call on representatives of EU institutions to call out attack against civil society organisations. They urge…

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Care reform in Bulgaria is far from over

Together with National Network for Children - Bulgaria we prepared a statement: Care reform in Bulgaria is far from over. Bulgaria is often held up as a success story of…

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Bulgarians can now vote for a better country for children

Inspired by the Child Rights Manifesto campaign, the Bulgarian Child Rights Network launched a pre-election campaign to find child rights champions among candidates running for elections ‘The future of Bulgaria…

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VIDEO: How can Bulgarian children feel safer in their homes and at school?

EN Translation: For years, we have watched adults argue over our rights. Asking if we even have rights at all. Without rights will we feel safe at school or in…



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