The theme for the 17th Informal ASEM (Asia-Europe Foundation) Seminar on Human Rights was “Human Rights and Children”. Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, the event took place on 7-9 November 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria, bringing together civil society experts and government representatives from 51 Asian and European countries, the European Union and the ASEAN Secretariat, to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of the child.
First day of training for various professionals who work with youth in conflict with the law was held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb. Mia Roje, Center’s psychologist and one of the mentors at the AWAY Project (Alternative Methods of juvenile treatment) held a lecture on adolescents and their experiences of the judiciary system, as well as what adolescents need from the system from a developmental perspective.
Training is organized within the AWAY project, coordinated by the Terre des Hommes Foundation “Lausanne” from Hungary. The project also includes partners from Bulgaria, Romania and Belgium. The main objective of the project is to create regional empirical knowledge on diversity (alternative measures) in the juvenile justice system, ie to connect and educate experts working with children at risk and/or in conflict with the law. The lecture was attended by representatives of police, court, social welfare center, college professors and lawyers. Trainings will take place in Osijek and Rijeka, during October.