Social Fridays in Bulgaria
13.05.2021 Continuing the tradition of the Social Fridays, in which last year we discussed social policy under the Social Services Act, we continue the new series of meetings dedicated to the topic of partnership in the provision of social services.
Upcoming meeting: 14.05.2021 from 14:00 to 16:00.
To participate, register at the following link - https://forms.gle/bAxcN7GCWnY5GEex7
The National Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2021-2027 has been developed (Romania)
12.04.2021 This document is one of the main results of the project "Strengthening the mechanism for coordinating the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities", carried out with technical assistance from the World Bank and which will take place between 25.01.2019 - 25.11.2021.
The general objective of the project was to make functional "the mechanism for coordinating the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities", ratified by Romania by Law no. 221/2010, with subsequent amendments and completions.
The priority areas assumed by Romania through this Strategy are the following: Accessibility and mobility; Effective protection of the rights of persons with disabilities; Occupation; Social protection including empowerment / rehabilitation; Independent living and community integration, including access to public services; Education; Health; Political and public participation.
The first Diagnosis of the situation of persons with Disabilities in Romania
09.03.2021 The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA) carried out, with the support of the World Bank, the first Diagnosis of the situation of persons with Disabilities in Romania.
At the end of the largest effort of data collection, research and analysis made in Romania in the field of disability, ANDPDCA is able to make public complete information on the situation of people with disabilities, both from the perspective of the legal framework and public policies.
The complete diagnosis can be consulted here:
The new adoption law will come into force in March 2021.
09.03.2021 The new law provides for the simplification of the adoption procedure.
For example, the validity of the certificate of adopter or adoptive family has been extended from two to five years.
Also, the identification of relatives up to the fourth degree is eliminated from the adoption procedure in cases where the individualized child protection plan has as finality the adoption. Relatives will be searched only once and only up to the third degree, thus shortening the periods in which children remain trapped in the protection system.
The law also stipulates that children over the age of 14 will be able to benefit from the chance to stay with a family, remaining adoptable until adulthood (18 years old)
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