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From November 5 to 8, an international conference on “Deinstitutionalization of childcare: How do we invest in change?” Was held in the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, attended by over 250 representatives of universities, institutions and non-governmental organizations from Europe, Australia, Central Asia and the United States.

On the first day of the Equilibrium Conference, we presented our successful care model  (one of the hottest topics) – caring for chilren and youth in family-style centres. Galina Bisset – Executive Director of the…

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Equilibrium Association and For Our Children Foundation held a workshop on “Early Childhood Development Tracking Tools”. The event was held on October 17 from 9:30 to 13:30 at the Complex for Social Services for Children and Families..

The workshop was of great interest to representatives of social services in Ruse, as well as pedagogical specialists from the nurseries and kindergartens in the city and representatives of the health and social services directorates.

There has been a heated debate about adequate ways to…

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On 3rd and 4th October, David Bisset attended a conference organized by UNICEF and the National Network for Children. The conference enabled participants drawn from a number of disciplines to reflect on the challenges involved in building a system for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in Bulgaria that provides effective screening for signs of delayed development, disability, learning difficulty or familial risk and mobilizes groups of professionals to support the family.

Presiding over the event was Emily Vargas-Baron, a…

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Experts from Equilibrium shared the organization’s experience at a roundtable on “Accommodation and support for women and children migrants and refugees in social services”, The event was held  in Stara Zagora on Wednesday, 2nd October. The event took place within a project of the International Organization for Migration and UNICEF. Svetla Mezhri presented good practices and challenges with these target groups in the Emergency Reception Unit at the Center for Public Support, and Milena Nedelcheva presented a case study from the practice…

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On 17th September, teams from Equilibrium and Ruse’s regional history museum launched a joint initiative – the first tactile exhibition of the city’s most emblematic cultural and historical artefacts. The event has social functions and is part of the project Tactile Workshop for Equal Opportunities in the Community, funded by Vivacom.

The event was attended by media, representatives of the Municipality of Ruse, the Ministry of Education and Science, social services, colleagues and like-minded people. The executive director and author of…

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28.08.2019, Ruse

For over 15 years, Equilibrium and Child and Space have done their best to support children and families in risk, investing all their powers, human resources and a lot of additional resources so they can provide the best care and support for the most vulnerable ones! We would like to thank everybody who helps us with this challenging mission!

As a result of the hard work of many specialists and the reconnection of the children with their…

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On the occasion of her birthday, Zornitsa Ganeva and her friends from inMusic Bulgaria decide that the money, intended to be spent on presents, must be donated for a charitable cause.

They chose to help for the purchase of vitally important enternal foods for the children in need of constant medical care from Integrated Children’s Services “Slancho”, managed by Equilibrium.

Zori and her team of young people are convinced that this is the most meaningful thing they can do to…

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On Friday 7th June, representatives of Ruse‘s social services came together with school psychologists and pedagogical advisors to consider ways in which we can improve our collaboration to support vulnerable teenagers.

The meeting had been requested by David Bisset who had become concerned about features of recent cases discussed during supervision sessions with a number of groups representing different parts of Equilibrium’s network of social services. There is a clear pattern suggesting that teenagers under the age of 16 are…

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A press conference was held on 28th May, 2019 in EQ’s family centre. The event in Ruse is part of the national campaign “Who is responsible for child and family policies in Bulgaria?” , initiated by the National Network for Children.

The objective is to start a discussion on issues that have caused concern for the entire society in Bulgaria the last couple of months. These are children and families and the systems related thereto.

“A debate needs to…

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The film is provided by the Goethe Institute, and the event is one of several screenings around the country during May.

The event is part of the National Film Festival for Documentaries “The (im)possible education” of the Society for Democratic Education.

The objective is to focus on alternative forms of education and to provoke debate about the advantages and challenges that education faces in the changing society on a global scale.

The film “Alphabet” in Ruse attracted more than 40…

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