Family type childcare in Western Balkans

Models, challenges, and ways forward

SPEAKER

Introductory input
Ms. Eljona Boce Elmazi, Executive Director World Vision (Albania)

 

Brief reflections:

Ms. Martina Stabi, UNICEF Croatia (Croatia)

Prof. Dr. Lucija Vejmolka, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Ms. Aleksandra Iloska, Public (North Macedonia)

 

Moderator

Ms. Veronica Sandu, European Centre (Austria)

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DESCRIPTION

The third BBinar will discuss models, progress, challenges, and ways forward for the development of the family type care services for children in the Western Balkans with country examples from Croatia, North Macedonia, and Albania. The Western Balkan countries are implementing complex reforms to prevent child separation and provide adequate care for children that lost the parental care. These forms of care rely less on large residential institutions and more on family type forms of care such as foster families, guardianship, small care homes. The BBinar will present a snapshot of the care models developed across few countries, the progress and challenges, lessons learned as well as ways forwards for an adequate childcare system.