To add further gravitas to campaign’s work on deinstitutionalisation in Europe, in February 2017, Croatia has become the 16th country participating in the pan-European campaign “Opening Doors to Europe’s Children”. In December 2016, the campaign has already expanded its reach from 12 to 15 countries, following the launch of campaign’s Phase II.
1 December 2016 marks the official start of Phase II of the Opening Doors for Europe’s Children, a pan-European campaign to support national efforts to develop child protection systems that strengthen families and ensure high-quality family and community-based alternative care for children, by leveraging EU funding and policy and building capacity in civil society.
In its second phase, the campaign brings on board new national and international partners to add further gravitas to its work on deinstitutionalisation in Europe. Eurochild and Hope and Homes for Children are joined by SOS Children’s Villages International, the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO), and the European branch of the International Federation of Educative Communities (FICE Europe) as leading international partners. The campaign is also expanding geographically, bringing the number of countries from 12 to 15, including Spain, Belgium and Austria.