Irina Papancheva, EU Advocacy Manager of Lumos, presented the findings and recommendations of the Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch Report “Opening up communities, closing down institutions: Harnessing the European Structural and Investment Funds“.
Persisting widespread discrimination, intolerance and hatred across the EU threatens to marginalise and alienate many minority group members who otherwise feel largely attached to the country they live in and trust its institutions. These findings emerge from a major repeat survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
The implementation of the project aims to achieve a common understanding among professionals about the importance and content, the necessary resources, knowledge and skills for applying the family-oriented approach and early intervention, as well as reaching the common vision for the possibilities for their regulation and unification in one direction to develop the care for children in early age.
Eurochild’s board members visited Sofia for their annual Management Board meeting and additionally held a series of meetings with key Bulgarian institutions to improve the partnership with the legislative and executive authorities in the context of the forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU which Sofia will take over in January 2018