Our project "Protecting the Rights of the Children" aims to create an innovative online platform for young people that, through visualized information, will clarify the rights of minors who are survivors of violence or those who are in conflict with the law. The platform will prepare them for the process of going through the so-called "Blue rooms" for interrogation and hearing of children.

We strive to put the rights of the child at the center and the responsibility of the state in guaranteeing them. The platform will visualize the work of the police, the court, the prosecutor's office and the social services in the stages of the interrogation, involving volunteer youth in order to ensure that the platform is adapted to the needs of the youth. Information will be prepared in a language understandable to children how they can participate in legal proceedings or directly - as a defendant, victim, witness, or indirectly - when decisions have an impact on their lives.

 The idea of the project is to create conditions to prevent the victimization and trauma of young people for life, by giving them knowledge of their rights in an understandable, tolerant and modern language.
The project is financed by Telus International Bulgaria.

On June 25 and 26, 2019, in Gijon, northern Spain, the second meeting of the Be Aware Partner Team to Meet Sexual Harassment at Work! The leading organization is Frauen im Brennpunkt (Austria), and the Social Innovation Fund (Lithuania), Magenta (Spain), Gender Alternatives (Bulgaria) and the Municipality of Samsun, Turkey are partners. The project is funded by the Erasmus + KA2 VET (Adult Education) program.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the ongoing activities and upcoming initiatives within Be Aware. The partners are actively working to carry out the following activities:

Read more: Second International Meeting of Be Aware Partners - Enhancing Sexual Harassment at Work!

A second international meeting of the project "No Gaps - Transnational methodology for socia-labor intervention with young women asylum seekers and refugees” happened in the period 3-4.06.2019 in Vienna, Austria. The project is with Reg. No. 2018-2-ESO2-KA205-011654 and is co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus+ Program.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the five partner organizations - Guarani NGO (ES), Solidaridad sin Fronteras (ES), KEK IEKEP (GR), BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (AT), Gender Alternatives Foundation (BG).

Read more: Second International Meeting of the No Gaps Project Team

The project emerged from the need to explore and establish innovative ways to empower young people (aged 14-19) to tackle racism, xenophobia and discrimination aimed at migrants and minorities.
The present publication “Report on Good Practices for Youth Empowerment strategies” presents the results of the transnational desk-research conducted across the partner countries of HIT, aimed at gathering and reviewing country specific good practices on youth-led and youth empowered initiatives on counteracting hate speech and behaviour. The findings are of utmost importance in the elaboration of an innovative HIT curriculum.

Read more: HIT – Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities...

On 10.04.2019, a Final conference was organized under the project, in Palermo, Italy.
90 persons took part in the conference.
Panel on the experiences with CONVEY in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Italy was presented. Milena Kadieva, Gender Alternatives Foundation Antonia Tsirigoti and Stefanos Alevizos, The Smile of the Child Anca Clivet, Hope for Children Mary Crilly and Dola Twomey, Sexual Violence Centre Cork Leslene White and Adam Taylor, Westminster City Council Noemi De Luca, CESIE .
Teachers and students’ voices on their CONVEY experience were also presented. Vitalba Valenti, Educandato Statale Maria Adelaide Students and teachers from school 
Experts’ Panel was presented on Education and the fight against gender-based violence and sexual violence – experiences from Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Italy.
Results from the behaviour change study were presented.
Noemi De Luca, CESIE and Milena Kadieva, Gender Alternatives Foundation
Gaming against gender-based violence - “CONVEY – Not a Game” – the online educational tool was presented. Emiliano Mungiovino, CESIE Luca Alba, Sylphelabs s.r.l.
Presentation of a video selection from the CONVEY Campaign “I say NO to sexual violence” was the final part of the event.