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How the 2021-2027 EU budget can end the institutionalisation of children in Europe

od_recom_mff2021_2027_dec2018_2The Opening Doors for Europe’s Children releases recommendations to support and inform negotiations on the future long-term budget of the European Union (EU). The campaign urges the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to take forward the renewed commitment to deinstitutionalisation –  the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care, as reflected in the European Commission’s proposals for the regulations on MFF 2021-2027.  
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Home stretch for deinstitutionalisation reform in Bulgaria

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In September 2018, Bulgaria began implementation of a two-year project “Continuing support for deinstitutionalisation of children and young people”. This EU-funded intervention under operational programme “Human Resource Development” will be realised by the Agency for Social Assistance in partnership with the State Agency for Child Protection, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Ministry of Education and Science. It is expected that upon completion, all old-type institutions for children will be closed.
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