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SUPPORTS involves a partnership from 3 EU countries that unite in the direction of creating comprehensive care for children leaving resident-type institutions. The project's objectives are:

  • to create skills in teams of professionals working in the protection system and the CRC for Holistic approach to the child as a preliminary step towards the development and implementation of sustainable follow-up plans
  • to enhance the competences and skills of professionals working in residential care settings through a CRC based methodology
  • to create an instrument based on a child-based and dynamic multidisciplinary approach
  • to promote the participation of children hosted in residential care facilities regarding decisions about their actual and future conditions
  • to promote the exchange of good practices in each country and among European partners.


Main activities foreseen:

  • International training and exchange of good practices seminars
  • Production of information material for children leaving care
  • Workshops with children leaving care
  • Constitution and development of Advisory Group of Children and Young People
  • National training needs assessment
  • Transnational training needs assessment
  • Adaptation of the existing training manuals and materials
  • Training course for professional working in residential care facilities
  • Production and dissemination of children’s messages during the project 



  • Pulse Foundation - Bulgaria
  • CESIS - Portugal
  • Defence for Children International - Italy


eu flagSUPPORTS is co-funded by the Programme Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) of the European Union. The content of the Project and its deliverables, amongst which this webpage, represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

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