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International Conference

CAN JUSTICE BE CHILD-FRIENDLY?

International and national perspectives

Sofia, 30 June, 1 July and 2 July, on-line and off-line

10.00 – 16.30 CET

 

Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Validity Foundation, PRISM Impresa Sociale s.r.l. Italy and Center for Legal Resources Romania have the pleasure to invite you to the International Conference organized within the project Child-Friendly Justice: Developing the concept of social court practices (878552 – CFJ-DCSCP). REC-AG-2019/REC-RCHI-PROF-AG-2019-878552). The conference will be held online in Sofia on June 30 and July 1-2, 2021. The sessions on July 2 will be accessible both online and face-to-face to Bulgarian participants.

The project CFJ-DCSCP seeks to help children feel better understood, safe and comfortable to talk while in contact with the criminal justice system. Children affected by a crime and children accused in breaking the law need a true support, still in many countries they feel scared and ignored when talking to people from the criminal justice system.

The goal of the International Conference is to discuss the results of the work of the project partners, and specifically whether it is possible to ensure in Europe inclusive, participatory and child-friendly approach in legal procedures, that affects children? What are the barriers and prejudices that are impede us for reporting progress? Is it an optimistic or pessimistic filed of work?

The three days event aims to provide a platform for discussion of the level of transposition and implementation of two EU Directives: Directive (EU) 2016/800 and Directive (EU) 2012/29 as well as of the approaches and practices in three member states – Bulgaria, Italy and Romania.

The basic language for the conference will be English. The organizers will provide translation from English to Bulgarian, Romanian and Italian language.

In order to be able to attend the Conference a registration is required.

The Draft Conference Agenda is available here.

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).