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Presentations - Day I

Presentations from Day I of the two-day ministerial conference held on 21 and 22 November 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Session 1 - The Call for Action – Vision for the reform in the CEE/CIS

Why we need to focus on children below three years by Mr. Jean-Claude Legrand, UNICEF Senior Regional Advisor on Child Protection, Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Session 2 - Child care in Europe: Progress in transforming children's services in the region

Ms. Maria Herczog, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and President of Eurochild


International Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children by Mr. Nigel Cantwell, Independent Expert to the drafting committee of the International Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

The Daphne study in ten European countries by Mr. Kevin Browne, Professor of Forensic Psychology & Child Health, Head of Institute of Work, Health & Organisations, University of Nottingham, UK

Session 3 - Changing minds: Fighting the discrimination against the most vulnerable children 

Mr. Dainius Puras, Professor and Head of the Centre of Child Psychiatry and Social Pediatrics at Vilnius University, Republic of Lithuania. Former member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child


From de-institutionalization towards an inclusive society for all: outcomes achieved and challenges remaining regarding the rights of children with intellectual disabilities - Ms. Brankica Jankovic, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Republic of Serbia

“It’s about Ability” – Campaign to fight discrimination against children with disabilities in Croatia by Ms. Danica Kramaric, Head of the Sector for Health Promotion and Protection in the Department for Health Protection, Ministry of Health, Republic of Croatia 



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