European FGC Network Annual Meeting
Learning and sharing with professional family circle

The annual European FGC Network Meeting took place in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 9 to 11 October 2019. It was hosted by the local member Usmev Ako Dar.

The aim of the meeting each year is to bring together practitioners from various countries and organisations to share information and draw new inspiration from each other.

The meeting was officially opened with the traditional informal opening circle and a reception at the Primates Palace in the Old Town of Bratislava on 9 October. Over the next two days the participants shred information about recent and interesting developments from each country, had lively discussions during open space sessions and talked about common issues and opportunities in Europe.

A one-day Slovak national Conference on FGC practices has taken place on the day before the meeting with participating professionals from the child protection authorities, child care institutions, from Ministries ( Social Affairs, Interior, Education and Health Care), self-governing authorities, NGOs and practitioners from the child care system.

This year a group of Bulgarian participants attended the meeting – Malina Slavova from Opportunity and Protection Association Haskovo, Gergana Encheva from Gavroche Association Varna, Antoaneta Mateeva from Know How Centre at NBU and Miroslava Georgieva and Maria Petkova from Tulip Foundation.

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