Eurochild’s Policy Steering Group in Brussels

The inputs of the Bulgarian National Network For Children within Eurochild 

Dani Koleva, Children policies Director at the National Network For Children participated in Eurochild’s Policy Steering Group, held on October 1 and 2, 2013 in Brussels. This forum was important to discuss the work of Eurochild in connection with the execution of its strategic plan for the period 2014-2018. Dani Koleva participated in the discussions for Eurochild’s strategy to promote child poverty issues and shared the National Network for Children objectives on that subject. The meeting’s participants also participated in training on EU institutions and policies, to introduce them to the context of European decision-making process and key EU documents on children’s rights.

Furthermore, Eurochild officially announced its report “The 2013 National Reform Programmes from a child poverty and well-being perspective” on September 10th, 2013 – being the third similar report, which the organization sends to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Member States social attaches, based in Brussels. The report’s main recommendations are: to prioritize child welfare, to evaluate the eventual impact of costs reduction for children policies and services, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of EU structural funds to combat child poverty and to involve non-government organizations in the development and analysis of policies on local, regional and national level. The National Network for Children has contributed to the research by analyzing the situation in Bulgaria and recommended to prioritize the prevention and early intervention services, as well as family support.

For report’s full text, please click: HERE