The Meeting of the Childwatch International Regional Network of CEE countries was scheduled immediately after the international workshop Impact of Poverty and Social Exclusion on Children’s Lives held in Bratislava, Slovakia 8 - 9 September. Participants of the workshop interested in future activities in the CEE region and collaborations between experts from CEE countries and other regions (e.g. Southern Europe, the Middle East) were welcome.
The objectives of the CEE Regional Meeting were:
- To collect ideas for future activities in the CEE region based on a discussion of priority areas and in accordance with the Childwatch International Strategy 2007-2009
- To discuss linkages between the CEE Regional Network and other (regional) networks, thematic groups, study groups etc of the Childwatch International Research Network
- To collect ideas how to contribute to the planned global conference at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, jointly organised by Childwatch International and UNICEF (scheduled for November 2009)
The meeting was hosted by the Institute for Labour and Family Research, Bratislava, Slovakia and co-organized by the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.