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Project “Development of centres for protecting the rights of children who are in conflict with the law” |CCR|

Execution period: March 2017 – March 2018

Financial source: Velux Foundations

Role of the organization: subcontractor – a project by the National Network for Children in partnership with the Municipality of Ruse

Expected results:

  • To develop and apply models of services for children in conflict with the law;
  • To contribute fora change of the attitude of the society towards children…


Implementation period: April, 2016 – March, 2019

Funding: The Velux Foundations

Role of the organisation: contractor

Aim: Creation of a facility where we work directly with families with young children but also provide knowhow in early childhood development and practical methods of working with children aged 0-7 to the educational community and childcare professionals.

This is not a social service. It is an independent venture.

The chosen location is Dorisol Street (next to a large kindergarten and close to…


Implementation period: February 2017 – June 2018 – Completed

Source of funding: National Network for Children

Role of the organization: partner organization with “Hristo Botev” middle school, city of Kubrat

Achieved results:

The main objective of the project was the development of the “Hristo Botev” School, city of Kubrat, as a community and its transformation into an open and multifunctional center. The NGO of “Equilibrium”, through its moderator – Plamena Stefanova – supported the school in the development and implementation…


Implementation period:  September – December 2016

Source of funding: Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation and TBI Bank – part of the bank’s new commercial campaign “Sport for a better life for children”

Role of the organisation: leading

Expected results: Provision of alternative therapy – hippotherapy for 20 children in two target groups – children with special needs and socially vulnerable ones.

Specific objectives: 

  • Increase in the intensity of the therapeutic sessions with children with special needs who have already…


Period for accomplishment: April – July 2016 г.

Source of funding: Know-how Centre for Alternative Care at the New Bulgarian University and funded by the Velux Foundations

Role of the organisation: implementer within the framework of Know-how Centre, supporting a group of Roma kids, participants in the project „Cessation of the marginalization of the Roma people in Kjustendil by creating a new model for the community’s development“.

Expected results:

  • Increased sensitivity in parents as regards the position and role of…


Project implementation: April 2016 – May 2016

Source of funding: Municipal Foundation “Ruse – city of free spirit“

Role of the organisation: a contractor in partnership with “Zora” kindergarten and CFC “Dragons”, Ruse

Expected results:

  • Hosting of a sports festival – a football training demonstration with the participation of the kids with special needs from “Zora” kindergarten and kids from the other groups of the kindergarten.
  • The children with special needs to be encouraged to have contact with the ball…


Funding:  from fundraising campaigns of Equilibrium

Role of the organization: leading partner, working together with the Municipality of Ruse – Department  of Education, Regional Inspectorate of Education and SOS Children’s Villages – Bulgaria ( Veliko Tarnovo)

Expected results:

  1. To determine the understanding of parents and professionals working with preschool children concerning the nature and forms of aggression and aggressive responses in young children and their causes
  2. To test innovative methods for improving the interaction among parents, teachers…


Implementation period: December 2015 – January 2018

Funding: Bulgarian Swiss Cooperation Programme –Civil Society Participation Fund

Role of the organization:  partner of the Municipality of Ruse

Expected results:

  • Information provided to Roma women (approx 400) of reproductive age through informal talks and meetings / support and accompany women (at least 50) in their dealings with the medical services of obstetricians and promotion of healthy reproductive choices.
  • Support the provision of 4 prenatal examinations for at least 50 pregnant women…


Implementation Period: September 2015 – December 2015

Funding: International Network for Early Childhood Education and Care International  + Step by Step Association (ISSA)

Role of the organization: EQ is asubcontractor, the project is implemented by the National Network for Children


Childcare practitioners in the Balkans are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of supporting parents in promoting the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of young children. The Roma community is particularly vulnerable to poor developmental outcomes because…


Implementation period: April 2015 – June 2015

Funding: Bulgarian – Swiss Cooperation Programme – “Reform Fund linked to Civil Society Participation”

Role of the organization: subcontractor; The project is implemented by the National Network for Children, in partnership with Association “Child and Space” and Institute of Population and Human –Studies


Despite the efforts of lobbyists and past signs of political will, Bulgaria lacks a legal definition of family support and a coherent approach to supporting families with young children.…