Past Events

Opening Doors for Europe’s Children campaign closing event

The campaign closing event will highlight the contributions and lessons learnt of the Opening Doors campaign to child protection and care systems reform. It will provide practical examples from Opening Door activities and results, and present recommendations for the future national policymaking and EU funds. The event will be a space for fruitful and proactive dialogue with key stakeholders, to reflect on how continue to strengthen families and end institutionalisation of children.

When: 15 January 2020; 15:30 – 17:30
The event will be followed by celebration & networking cocktail
Where: EESC Bulding, 2 rue Van Maerlant 1049 Bruxelles; second floor – Room 2

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“Maintain, Strengthen, Expand – Supporting the transition to family and community-based care in the next MFF”



Date and time: 20 March 2018, 14:30 – 17:30
Location: European Commission, Charlemagne Building, De Gasperi Room, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels

Save the date for the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children event “Maintain, Strengthen, Expand How the EU can support the transition from institutional to family and community-based care in the next MFF” that will take place on the 20th March 2018, from 14:30 to 17-30 on the premises of the European Commission in Brussels (Charlemagne Building, De Gasperi Room, 170 Rue de la Loi, 1049 Brussels). 
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Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union



On January 1, 2018, a decade after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time.  For six months Bulgaria will be the main driving force for the tasks on the agenda of the Union, it will perform the functions of an honest mediator, a political leader, a representative and a coordinator.

See a presentation of the policy priorities of the Bulgarian presidency in the employment and social field here.

The European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017


Date: 04-05 December 2017

Place: Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission and the European Disability Forum are holding a Conference ‘The European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017’, which will take place on 04-05 December 2017 at the Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi 170, 1000 Brussels. 
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11th European Forum on the rights of the child


Date: 6 – 8 November 2017

Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels

The European Forum on the rights of the child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission. It gathers key actors from EU Member States (as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the Western Balkans), international organisations, NGOs, Ombudspersons for children, practitioners, academics and EU institutions to promote good practice on the rights of the child.

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IFCO 2017 World Conference


Date: 1 – 4 November 2017

Place: Valetta, Malta

International Foster Care Organisation 2017 World Conference, held in partnership with Eurochild, will take place in Malta from 1 to 4 November 2017.

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Investing in Children – Benefit for All Children


Date: 12 October 2017

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

The International Conference “Investing in Children – Benefit for All Children”, with the guests from 21 European countries, organized by the Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia (MODS), Eurochild, The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Team of the Government of the Republic of Serbia (SIPRU) and UNICEF, has been held in Belgrade. 
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