The agreement aims at improving the cooperation and integration between the both institutions. This will be achieved through periodic information exchange, needed to implement and develop the state policy for child protection, to plan adequate measures and activities to ensure children rights respect.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has opened an investigation on her own initiative into respect for fundamental rights in the EU’s “cohesion” policy. The Ombudsman has received many complaints in this area, for example about problems small businesses face when accessing EU funds, or from applicants for EU projects who allege discrimination.
The National Network for Children proposes that the State Agency for Child Protection – as a specialized institution of the Council of Ministers for the management, coordination and control in the field of child protection, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – as a body to coordinate and carry out international cooperation in the country including in the field of children’s rights, initiate a working group together to develop a mechanism and action plan for Bulgaria’s accession to the Third optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a procedure for communication.
The project envisages the receiving of monthly child support payments until the completion of secondary education, but not later than the age of 20 years to be bound by the regularly attending of preparatory classes in kindergartens or preparatory classes in schools for compulsory pre-school children preparation, unless it is impossible due to the child health condition.