The Toolkit on the Use of European Union Funds for the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care has been updated after the new, approved EU structural funds regulations 2014-2020. It is a publication of the European Expert Group (EEG) on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, of which Eurochild is a member.
Thanks to the coordinated advocacy efforts of, among others, the EEG and the Opening Doors Campaign leaders Eurochild and Hope and Homes for Children, those guidelines prohibit the use of structural funds for investing in institutions and include now a chapter on IPA funding.
The campaign “Opening doors for Europe’s Children” is a joint campaign of Eurochild and Hope and Homes for Children aiming at the reform of the institutional care for children in Europe.
The campaign is being implemented at EU and national level, in partnership with organisations from 12 European Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
The National Network for Children is the campaign’s partner and coordinator for Bulgaria.