On November 27 in the framework of the Eurochild Annual Conference to take place from 26-28 November in Bucharest (Romania), ChildPact will host a side-event that aims to: 1. Introduce ChildPact, the Regional Coalition for Child Protection, and celebrate its incorporation as a legally registered entity in Romania; 2. Celebrate and tell the story of the Romanian transition in the field of child protection and how Romania became a sponsor of child protection reforms in the region; 3. Introduce the Child Protection Index, the instrument that ChildPact proposes as an independent tool to measure each country’s child protection reform in accordance with the UNCRC’s rights based approach and the systems approach to child protection.
The panel will be moderated by Mirela Oprea, ChildPact Secretary General, who will also talk about Romania’s transition experience in child protection and its support for child protection reforms in the region. Mira Antonyan, ChildPact board member and President of the Child Protection Network Armenia will talk about ChildPact’s main projects, while Andy Guth will give a presentation about the Child Protection Index, the independent monitoring tool that ChildPact is now piloting in 5 out of its 10 member countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova and Georgia). At the end of the panel the ChildPact founding members (Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia, Albania, Moldova) will sign the ChildPact incorporation documents, exactly 4 four years after ChildPact’s informat establishment at the Black Sea NGO Forum in 2011.
The panel is co-financed by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Official Development Assistance Unit, with UNDP Regional Center for Europe and CIS as implementation partner. ChildPact is grateful for the support of this donor and all those who made this even possible.