Fifth Regional Meeting of NGO children rights coalitions in Europe

Save the Children Romania is organizing the fifth Regional Meeting of NGO Children's Rights Coalitions in Europe, in Bucharest, on 27th - 30th October 2008. About 100 representatives of the civil society from 20 European countries are expected to take part in the event.

2nd International Conference “Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online”, 18th -19th September 2008, Warsaw

The 2nd International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will take place at the Kyriad Prestige Hotel in Warsaw, on 18th -19th September 2008.
The conference is organized by the Polish and German Internet safety nodes, which work together within the framework of the European Commission Safer Internet Plus Programme. The main partner of the event is the TP Group Foundation.

Children Support Centre opened child-friendly interview room

Child interview room, opened on 22nd April in Vilnius, accomplishes the comprehensive system of support (psychological, social and legal) for children - victims of violence and abuse, offered by Children Support Centre.

First child-friendly interview room opened in Bulgaria

On 25th June 2008, first child-friendly interview room in Bulgaria officially opened its doors. The room, located in the Complex for Social Services in Pazardzhik, will allow child victims of violence and witnesses of crimes to testify in a friendly atmosphere, without necessity to be confronted with the defendant, his attorney, the prosecutor and the administrator writing down the testimony.



“Children’s Rights on the Internet - Safe and Protected” – seminar in Macedonia

On May 6th - 8th 2008, a seminar in the frame of the "Protection and safety of children and their rights on the Internet" project was held in Ohrid, Macedonia.

The project, financed by the European Union, is implemented by the Foundation Metamorphosis in cooperation with the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi.

Macedonian celebrations of the Global Action Week

The Global Action Week is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness of the importance of free, compulsory public basic education for all people. It was initiated by the Global Campaign for Education, which brings together civil society organizations, NGOs, teacher unions and child rights activists.



Newsletter BRISTLY No. 32

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I am going to court promoted in Macedonia

On 2nd July 2008, promotion of the book "I am going to court" took place in Skopje, Macedonia. This event, launched by the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi, Partner Organization in the Childhood without Abuse Project, gathered guests from government institutions and civil society sector.

Linka bezpeci gets 116 111 number

Recently the Czech National Regulatory Authority assigned common European child helpline number 116 111 to Linka bezpeci in the Czech Republic.

With their main donor Telefonica O2 the child helpline is preparing a billboard campaign to publicise the number to all children in the Czech Republic.

Source: CHI newsletter May-June 2008


 



116 111 – new number for European child helplines

On 29 October 2007 the European Commission adopted the Decision 2007/689/EC recommending member states to reserve the number 116 111 for child helpline services on national levels. By adopting the Decision the European Commission recognized importance of the work child helplines provide to children in the European Union and the need to support them.