Representatives of the Network met with deputies from the 48th National Assembly
The active work of the informal Parliamentary Group for Children in the 48th National Assembly began with a meeting of National Network for Children with MPs.
The event on 24 November in the Parliament showed once again that our cooperation with members of different political formations leads to real change in policies for children and families.
At the meeting, the people’s representatives got acquainted with the work of NNC and with the main advocacy report of the organization “Notebook: What is the average success rate of the state in childcare”.
They had the opportunity to find out what are the current priorities in policies for children and what are the hot problems that need to be solved as quickly as possible by the legislative bodies and institutions.
National Network for Children proposed to consider restructuring the Commission on Children, Youth and Sport into a Commission on Children, Youth and Family.
This Committee is called upon to assess the impact of each bill on the present and future well-being of all children.
Society expects serious legislative initiatives from the Commission in the areas of: tax and budget policy, children’s health care, compulsory education, children’s justice and prevention of child and youth crime and criminalization, territorial planning, philosophy of social support for children and families, transport and traffic roads, regulation of financial products for children and youth, ecology.
“In recent years, the sports theme has dominated the entire committee, and most deputies have experience in the sports field, not in children’s and youth policies. The family is completely absent from the discussions, and at the same time our country is suffering from a serious demographic crisis, without any real state steps to overcome it,” said Georgi Bogdanov, executive director of the National Network for Children.
National Network for Children continues to monitor the work of national representatives, to advocate for the best interests of children and to respond to gaps in legislative initiatives and the work of the executive branch.