More than 400 participants and guests worked together in Varna from the 13th to the 16th June in the framework of the European Conference and the accompanying events of EASPD and NASO.
National Council for Child Protection Meeting
The second regular meeting of the National Council for Child Protection was held in the Council of Ministers building on 11 July 2017 where NASO President Georgi Georgiev took part in his capacity as a regular member. The meeting was chaired by Ophelia Kaneva, Head of the State Agency for Child Protection. Mariana Nikolova, Head of the cabinet of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov, greeted the meeting’s attendees on his behalf. Among the topics discussed were the working with foreign children in Bulgaria, a conceptual framework project for creating specialized services for placement of unaccompanied foreign children, an analysis of Bulgaria’s accession to the third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The attendees obtained information from the Ministries of Justice and Education and were updated on the last meeting of the Children's Council. The meeting ended with a presentation of good practices in working with children illustrated with the successful example of Konkordia Foundation, a NASO member.