Council of Europe's State Agency for the Protection of Children's Rights (SAPCR) organized a round table on „Combatting Violence Against Children in Albania“, which was held on 26 March 2015 in Tirana, Albania. Direction of Child Protection Center, Assoc. Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD, was invited to make a presentation on the topic of sexual violence against children and to give her point of view on what kind of strategies and mechanisms states need to put in place to support child victims, how to conduct child friendly interviewing of victims, need to collect data and preventive strategies to protect children from sexual violence. Following the Roundtable, she was also invited to give specific recommendations for the development of a future project on children`s rights in Albania.
The President of Croatia Ivo Josipović visited the Child Protection Center of Zagreb. After visiting our new premises and talking to our staff, the President emphasized that: “Childcare is one of the key duties of the society which we can see here being done to the full. I am happy that this institution is progressing well, that it has professionally been recognised at the international level and that it consolidates the work of the government and non-government sectors, the city and the state.