For the third year in a row the review “Report Card 2014: What is the average Government score for childcare?” encompasses the progress of state institutions in fulfillment of their commitments toward the children of Bulgaria and combines the efforts of many professionals from civil society organizations who work with children and families on a daily basis, independent experts, and tutors engaged in the implementation of academic approaches in real life. The goal of this respectful document is to make a dispassionate assessment of what has been done by the public administration for children in Bulgaria and what our common path is towards the development of public policies for children.
This year, the making of Report Card 2014 included two new features. The first one is that children and adolescents were actively involved in research and analysis. They have been explorers, inventors and analysts and developed theses, conclusions and recommendations on their own regarding ways and mechanisms of how the promises of the executive (power) to children in Bulgaria are fulfilled. The second big change is that this year’s Report Card is coming out in two editions – the first one is aimed at policy makers and experts from relevant ministries and state agencies, explaining in detail our perspective on existing problems and possible solutions, while the second edition is aimed at the general public.