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Leaving no child behind


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Leaving no child behind

On 23-24 September 2009 NASO participated in the seminar Leaving No Child Behind, which took place in Bansko and which had high in its agenda the topics about the way the structural funds could facilitate the deinstitutionalization process in Bulgaria. The event was attended by representatives of the European and Bulgarian authorities, municipalities and NGOs:

- Carsten Rasmussen- Chair of the seminar- Deputy Head of Unit 12- “Structural and Cohesion Funds in Bulgaria”, Directorate General for Regional Policy in cooperation with Bulgarian Authorities (MRDPW and Association of Municipalities)

- Luk Zelderloo, European Association of service providers for persons with disabilities

- Judith Klein, Director of Open Society Mental Health Initiation

- Laura Parker, Managing Director, ARK Bulgaria

- Georgette Mulheir, Director of Operation, The Children's High Level Group

- Sorin Brasoveanu, Director of Social Services, Bacau county, Romania.

The tasks of the Inter-ministerial working group established in Bulgaria were presented by:

- Mrs. Mariana Cordova, Chairwoman of the Inter-ministerial working group, Council of Ministers

- Mrs. Lilyana Pavlova, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works and Head of OPRD Managing Authority

- Mrs. Valentina Simeonova- Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy

- Mr Krassimir Popov- Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy and Head of OPHRD Managing Authority

One of the most important outcomes of the seminar was the meeting conducted in between Mr. Krassimir Popov- Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy and Head of OPHRD Managing Authority on one hand, and on the other hand- Mr. Luk Zelderloo and Mr. Georgi Georgiev- President of NASO. During the meeting they discussed the possibilities for NASO to officially join the Inter-ministerial group formed by the representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, the State Agency for Child Protection, the Association of Municipalities and the Deputy Prime Minister.

2009 Sep 23