According to Finnish professor Mirjam Kalland a child “demands continuity, stability and recurring routines”. Kelland provides a recipe for the professional support by claiming that “we can support the health of individual children and families with very ordinary things, with the ‘magic of the ordinary’”. (Source: ‘Family centre in the Nordic countries – a meeting point for children and families’, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2012).
DUBRAVKA ŠUICA, VICE-PRESIDENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND
VĚRA JOUROVÁ, VICE-PRESIDENT FOR VALUES AND TRANSPARENCY
ELISA FERREIRA, COMMISSIONER FOR COHESION AND REFORMS
NICOLAS SCHMIT, COMMISIONER FOR JOBS AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
DIDIER REYNDERS, COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE
HELENA DALLI, COMMISSIONER FOR EQUALITY JUSTICE
RENATE WINTER, CHAIRPERSON OF THE UNCRC COMMITTEE
DUNJA MIJATOVIĆ, THE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Christmas Gift – a charity Christmas campaign of the Equilibrium
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I am very concerned to learn about the proposed amendments to the Non-Profit Legal Entities Act under consideration, which would create a very hostile environment for those civil society organisations with public benefit status that are in receipt of foreign funding.
In particular, I am concerned to see the proposal to label such organisations essentially as foreign agents, to subject them to financial inspections without any objective cause, to take away their public benefit status for a minor breach of…
Those working in child protection see parents and families at their worst. It is often difficult not to be judgmental and this creates a barrier that prevents meaningful engagement.
Empathy and understanding are emotional conditions. We cannot simply instruct professionals to “be understanding”. Even if they act as if they are empathetic and avoid expressing judgment (as part of something we…
The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign released a new publication titled “Deinstitutionalisation of Europe’s Children: Questions and Answers”.
The resource provides quick answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care for children, also known as deinstitutionalisation (DI). The publication is designed to answer in a simple and user-friendly way what are institutions for children, why close institutions and spend on deinstitutionalisation, what EU and the national governments can…
Opening Doors for Europe’s Children – Phase II video has been launched on 02 November 2017 during International Foster Care Organisation conference in Malta. 16 National Coordinators and 5 International Partners provide an answer to a question: what needs to be done to open doors for a bigger and brighter future for children in care in Europe? Watch it online and discover more.