A way forward towards family-based care

Do you want to learn more how civil society organisations can deliver a change for the most vulnerable children? Eurochild is organising a workshop highlighting the experiences of our Greek and Turkish members and how cultural differences and religion shape child protection.

The online event takes place on ZOOM on 1 June 2022 14h-15h30.

Join Eurochild as we highlight country-level practices from Greece and Turkey that support the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care. We will also hear from EU representatives on what opportunities lie ahead for child protection reforms in the EU and pre-accession countries - the European Child Guarantee and Enlargement Package in particular. We will discuss how EU policies & funding can further support these civil society efforts.

Eurochild members Roots Research Centre Greece and Hayat Sende Youth Association Turkey will share their lessons learned and good practices on what worked best for preparation of professionals and foster carers as well as how to increase an interest among the public to become a foster parent. They will also explain how cultural differences and religion shape child protection systems.

In cooperation with the Martin James Foundation, Eurochild provides capacity building and targeted technical assistance to convert the good practices and innovations of our members into systemic change. Read about our new push to support our members and strengthen family-based care.

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  • Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild
  • Tatiana Gorney, Psychologist and Expert, Roots Research Centre, Greece
  • Rumeysa Bozdemir, General Coordinator, Hayat Sende Youth Association, Turkey
  • Jiri Svarc, Head of Unit, Social Affairs & Inclusion, DG EMPL, the European Commission
  • Henrike Trautmann, Acting Director, DG NEAR, European Commission (TBC)  
  • A representative from Martin James Foundation, UK