Тhe Annual meeting of the National Network for Children took place in Varna from June 13th to June 16th, 2013, to gather over 150 representatives of 78 non-government organizations, working with and for children and families in 30 municipalities, members of the NNC.
The biggest network event of the year offered members the opportunity to participate in different groups for practice exchange, visit various organizations, and join different trainings for improvement of organizational capacity.
In general, 20 organizations had the possibility to present in details their work, practice and challenges they meet, while all other participants – to discuss various subjects and try to find out ways to approach their everyday challenges and meet new partners.
During the Annual meeting, the National Network for Children clearly declared its intention to continue its active work on local and national level for improvement of child and family policy in Bulgaria.
A regular meeting of the General Assembly also took place during the event and elected new Management and Controlling boards. The NNC elected seven members of the new Management board: President – Vesela Banova, Child and Space Assosiation, Gancho Iliev – World Without Frontiers Association, George Apostolov – Applied Research and Communications Fund, Mariana Nikolova – Karin dom Foundation, Maria Gineva – Future for children with disabilities Association, Mariana Evtimova – P.U.L.S. Foundation and Radosveta Stamenkova– Bulgarian Family Planning Association. Members of the Controlling Board became: President – Spaska Mihailova, New Way Association, Albena Boneva – Helping hand Foundation andRossitsa Sredkova – Initiative for Development “Kardjali Decides” Association. George Bogdanov was reelected for Executive Director of the National Network for Children.