Opening ceremony of the project “Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia”

Opening ceremony of the project “Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia” was held on March 28, venue Hotel Constantine the Great, Belgrade, organized by SOS Children’s Villages Serbia.

„We want to improve quality of care children in alternative care“, explained Ljubica Kuridza, Project Manager.

Project “Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Serbia” is funded by the European Union and implemented by SOS Children’s Villages Serbia and SOS Children’s Villages Croatia.

Project seeks to contribute to the capacity building of a range of care professionals working with children in alternative care towards improved practice of child rights for children in alternative care.


„This project is very important not only for experts working with children in alternative care, but also for children in care, who are in need for our help“, added Dragan Vulević, Head of the Section for Administrative and Control Activities in field of family – legal protection in the Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Socia Affairs.

„Our start point in this project are children“, agreed Professor Nevena Vučković Šahović, International Expert for Children’s Rights.

The project aimed to improve the living conditions and life prospects of children and young people living in alternative care, by providing care professionals with continued training in how to apply a child rights-based approach to their work with children.

This project is innovative as it will be the first of its kind to address the rights of children in care through the development and implementation of practical and interactive trainings for care professionals in the field.
During the two years of the project implementation, 200 care professionals and professionals from the social protection system will be trained to adopt a children’s rights approach to their practice.


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