Kr masa ZPD 2622019Round table, closing event of Project “Centres for the rights of children in conflict or in contact with the law in Bulgaria”, took place on 22 February at 10:00am at the conference hall of Grand Hotel Hebar, Pazardzhik. The Project is funded by the Velux Foundation and implemented by the National network for children in cooperation with Crime Prevention Fund - IGA. As part of the project, Centre for children’s rights has been functioning in Pazardzhik since May 2017.

Thirty-eight people participated in the forum: representatives of institutions and organisations who have been part in the project implementation and parties interested in the subject.

Dimitar Rusinov, chairperson of the management board, started the discussion, welcoming the participants and presenting the programme. Andrey Momchilov, expert at Fond IGA and Centre for children’s rights, presented the project results. Valentina Gesheva, member of the team at the Centre for children’s rights, outlined the innovations in the activities implementation. Nikoleta Uzunova, manager at department "Child protection”, Directorate Social Assistance - Pazardzhik, was a guest lecture and presented the topic “The role of programmes and projects for children in conflict or contact with law”.

Most of the forum participants joined the subsequent discussion: Regional Directorate "Social Assistance”, District police office, Children pedagogic room, Local commission against antisocial acts of juveniles and minors, Local commission against human trafficking, Complex for social services for children and families, Regional inspectorate of education, District court, Cenre for social rehabilitation and integration and Family type accommodation centre, Municipal administration department - Lesichovo, non-governmental organisations, school principals, psychologists, and social workers.