Advocacy

 

Advocacy is an important component for the successful inclusion of children and people with disabilities in the society, as well as raising awareness of their problems. The Cedar Foundation is an active participant in the deinstitutionalization process in Bulgaria and co-chair of the Standing Expert Working Group on Deinstitutionalization together with the State Agency For Child Protection. In 2016, the Group prepared the process of acceptance of new Action Plan for the National Strategy “Vision for Deinstitutionalization of Children in the Republic of Bulgaria” for the period 2016-2020. The Foundation also participated in a number of working groups and advisory councils, including the preparation of changes in the Regulations on the Application of the Law on Social Assistance and on the Establishment of the Social Services Act.

Cedar is a member of Eurochild, National Network for Children and Childhood2025 Coalition.