Young with a Voice Regional Conference – Call for participants from Turkey

ChildPact and Open Club Serbia are organising a call for proposals for representatives of organisations working on child protection/social issues from Turkey to attend the  Young with a Voice Regional Conference  (16 April 2015, Vranska Banja, Serbia). Candidates must send a CV, together with a brief presentation of their organization and a few lines about their motivation to participate at the conference at mirela_oprea@wvi.org by 25 March 2015.

You can download the agenda of the conference here.

Children rights are formally granted by international documents, prominently by the UNCRC, the most widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. 25 years after UNCRC was adopted, all countries in the Wider Black Sea Region share a legacy that is still visible in the local child protection systems and affects the way our countries comply with the UN treaty.

ChildPact took the initiative of adapting the official UNCRC implementation checklist to the regional context and the Child Protection Index was born. The index points out how each country performs across more than 500 indicators and is now piloted in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova and Georgia.

In line with its efforts to encourage evidence-based policy making, ChildPact presents the results of this monitoring instrument within a regional conference organised in Vranjska Banja, Serbia on 16th April, by Open Club Serbia– Association for Development of Children and Youth and ChildPact– in partnership with Naša Djeca Association Zenica Bosnia and Herzegovina, MODS Serbia, Children First Montenegro and KOMF Kosovo.

The conference aims to raise awareness of participants regarding the risks of no-action in front of vulnerabilities of the current generation of under-age citizens. The agenda includes presentations of the latest developments of child rights in each participating country. The conference will also create favourable circumstances to explore cooperation opportunities between the child-centred NGO networks and ChildPact.

The regional conference is organized in the context of the project ‘Young with a Voice’, funded by European Commission. You will find more information about our project here.