Tulip Foundation, member of the Group “Childhood without violence”; Sauchastie Association; Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development Association and Center for Strategies for the Problems of the Minorities Association organised a regional working meeting „Together for Childhood without Violence“ in Varna on 23 July 2019.
More than 50 representatives of regional, municipal and local institutions from Varna, Suvorovo, Valchidol and Devnia, with responsibilities concerning protection of children took part – social, education, health and medical, police, justice agencies and institutions, schools, kindergartens, NGOs, universities, parents and young people.
Ilian Rizov from Sauchastie Association opened the event. It started with an open letter from Dr. Eleonora Lilova, Chair of the State Agency of Child Protection, presentation of the goals of the meeting and the participants. Maria Petkova from Tulip Foundation presented INSPIRE as a holistic approach for ending violence against children.
In parallel discussions the participants talked about possible actions and opportunities for collaboration aimed at prevention of violence against children; reactions and interventions and p0artnerships and advocacy.