Да отворим врати за децата на Европа
Too many children, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups are being deprived of their family and community by being placed in large-scale residential institutions. These institutions are extremely harmful to an individual’s well-being and development, and significantly more expensive than community- or family-based care.
This document was developed by UNICEF with funding support from the Oak Foundation, and in broad consultation and partnership with a range of civil society groups, NGOs and networks which are engaged in advocacy, monitoring, and programme guidance around transitioning from institutional care to community- and family-based care. The effort’s aim is ambitious, but simple: Influence policymakers in the European Union to… Continue reading
A number of child rights organisations among which Eurochild, Hope and Homes for Children, Lumos and the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign supported today the call by the Coalition ‘Childhood 2025’ on the Bulgarian Government to move forward with deinstitutionalisation in Bulgaria.
Members of the Coalition expressed their wish for active inclusion and participation at all levels of the process of elaboration and implementation of the Action Plan for the period of 2016-2020 in regard to the implementation of the National strategy “Vision for the deinstitutionalisation of children in Bulgaria”.
We welcome the recent actions of the Bulgarian Government made at the beginning of… Continue reading
Leading experts in Deinstitutionalisation have been gathered in Bucharest, Romania, over the past two days as part of our Opening Doors campaign run in partnership with Eurochild.
The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign operates at European Union (EU) level and in 12 countries across Europe, calling on the EU and national governments to prioritise the transition from institutional to family-based care – a process also known as Deinstitutionalisation (DI).
Across Europe hundreds of thousands of children are growing up in institutional care. The consequences are devastating for children, for their families and ultimately, for society as a whole.
The meeting, attended… Continue reading
На 6 юни 2013 г. в Европейския парламент Юрочайлд (Eurochild) и Надежда и домове за децата (Hope and Homes for Children) откриха съвместна кампания за реформа в институционалната грижа за деца в Европа.
Целта на кампанията е да призове ЕС и националните правителства да приоритизират процеса на деинституционализация и да използват възможностите на европейските финансови инструменти за реализирането му.
Инициативата „Да отворим врати за децата на Европа” се осъществява на европейско и национално ниво, в 12 държави – Босна и Херцеговина, България, Естония, Гърция, Унгария, Латвия, Литва, Молдова, Полша, Румъния, Сърбия и Украйна.
Стотици хиляди деца растат в институции в цяла Европа. Последиците… Continue reading
Led by Hope and Homes for Children and Eurochild
Sponsored by Mairead McGuinness MEP
Brussels, European Parliament, 6 June 2013 (10h30 – 12h30)
Institutional care is damaging to children. Children growing up in institutions are denied the
individual attention and nurture they need to realise their full potential. Most have low academic
achievement and many fall victim to trafficking, exploitation, unemployment, homelessness and
depression on leaving the care system. Institutionalisation is a violation of human rights. It is also a
waste of taxpayers’ money. Dealing with the consequences of institutional care for children is far more
costly in the long-term than preventing family breakdown and ensuring high-quality alternatives… Continue reading