Rights and Citizenship
To raise awareness on child-friendly the judicial framework among specialized legal practitioners and professionals closely working with children in cases of sexual abuse.
To develop, pilot and implement a transnational and multidisciplinary training programme on child friendly -justice in cases of sexual violence against children for legal practitioners, police officers and welfare services’ staff on child-friendly justice in countries where the Lanzarote Convention has been recently ratified.
To research, analyse and assess partner countries’ specific judicial practices in cases of sexual violence against children with a particular emphasis on the child’s experience of the procedures.
To assess existing gaps in relation to the training needs of professionals involved in the judicial procedures in cases of sexual violence against children.
To highlight good practices on child-friendly judicial procedures in cases of sexual violence against children through a comprehensive GPMap (Good Practices Map) to be used as a reference for professionals in future judical procedures.
On January 15th and 16th 2016 seven organisations from six EU countries (Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom) have come together in Cyprus for the first partnership meeting of JudEx+: Towards a child-friendly justice in cases of sexual violence against children (JUST/2014/RCHI/AG/PROF/7036). The humanitarian and independent institution “Hope For Children” UNCRC Policy Center, is the leading partner of this project funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship programme of the European Union, implemented in cooperation with Know & Can (BG); Frederick University (CY); CESIE (IT); Folkuniversitetet (SE); University of Primorska (SI), and Rinova (UK).
On 13th of February 2016 was held the final partner meeting in connection to the project „Inter-Cultural Dimension for European Active Citizenship (IDEA-C)“ with project number: 555616-CITIZ-1-2014-IT-CITIZ-NT. The event took place in the city of Krakow(Poland). It was hosted by the Polish organisation „Multikultura”. Know and Can Association was represented by four experts from its staff. During the meeting were discussed: the results of the project; the plans for dissemination of the outcomes; and the future cooperation among partners. The website of the project was also presented at the meeting: http://idea-c.weebly.com/
On 15th of December 2015 two experts from Know and Can Association organized a workshop in connection to the project „Inter-Cultural Dimension for European Active Citizenship (IDEA-C)“ - 555616-CITIZ-1-2014-IT-CITIZ-NT. The event was held in 119th High school „Acad.Mihail Arnaudov“. 22 students at the age of 16 and 17 took part in the workshop. Important themes as EU citizenship and opportunities for youth participation in EU projects were addressed.