On May 16-17, the National Network for Children participated in informational meetings in Brussels with dozens of civil organizations from all over Europe, implementing projects under the EU programs DAPHNE and DAPHNE-CHILD, and the European Commission.
During the event, the National Network for Children had the opportunity to present in detail its cause for addressing the issue of unified data collection on violence against children in Bulgaria, as well as the progress made on the project “National Unified Register of Violence against Children,” which the National Network for Children initiated in January of this year in partnership with the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Management and the State Agency for Child Protection.
The project “National Unified Register of Violence against Children” aims to support and improve the unified collection of statistical data on violence against children in Bulgaria from all responsible institutions and bodies. The project activities are in full harmony with the implementation of the newly adopted National Program for the Prevention of Violence and Child Abuse (2022-2024).
In Brussels, the National Network for Children received positive feedback from the Commission’s monitoring experts, as well as invitations for cooperation from civil organizations in Spain and Malta, where online registers with unified administrative data on violence against children are already successfully functioning.