The National Network for Children is an alliance of civil society organisations and supporters, working with and for the children and families across the whole country.
The promotion, protection and observing the rights of the child are part of the key principles, that unite us. We do believe that all policies and practices , that affect directly or indirectly the children should be developed, applied and observed, taking into account the principle of the best interest of the child and with the active participation of children and young people themselves.
We are lead in all our activities by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a key document that lays down the philosophy, the values and the way of work of the Network.
NNC was created in 2003 as a non-formal alliance of NPOs. In 2006 it was oficially registered as a public non-profit organization.
Since 2007 the Network has been responsible for the local implementation of international program PROCOPIL, focused on prevention of child abuse, co-financed by the Foreign Ministry of France.
Since the summer of 2009 the NNC has been working on the “I Have Rights” project for better child rights protection in Bulgaria, financed by OAK Foundation and UNICEF.
We plan and implement advocacy campaigns in order to guarantee the rights of children and improve the well being of Bulgarian families and children. We work in active partnership with the NGO sector, businesses, institutions and individuals with the active participation of the children.
Our expert team develops informed policies about children and family.
We are also actively working on the consolidation of all non-profits, working with children and families, as well as for improving the communication and exchange of experience and good practises.
Another key priority is the creation of a working and open citizen network on child and family-related topics.
The National Network for Children works towards a society where every child has their own family and enjoys the best opportunities for life and development. There is a harmony between the sectoral policies for the child and the family and the child rights and welfare are guaranteed.
The National Network for Children brings together and develops a wide, socially significant network of organisations and supporters, which advocates for rights and welfare of the child.
- To develop policies for children and families;
- To changing the attitudes of the society to the rights of the child;
- To develop a model for child participation;
- To develop the Network;
- To improve its capacity;
- To promote National Network for Children’s public image.