Prochild meeting in Paris: day 1

PROCHILD partnership is currently holding its first project meeting in Paris from 08-09, May 2019 at the FIAP Jean Monnet International Residence Center. This international center of education and training is the perfect setting to promote PROCHILD’s multidisciplinary intervention approach to combat discrimination, abuse, promote cultural awareness, and to nurture the incorporation of youth perspectives in problem-solving.

The six EU partner-countries presenting are: Italy, Finland, Greece, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

Day 1 kicked off with registration of participants and greetings. Our partners presented Work Package 3 (WP3), which focused on mapping operators’ needs and good practices for the early and integrated detection and treatment of abused minors, highlighting matters of progress,
reports, and issues of debate. The day continued with a Work Package 4 (WP4) presentation on methodology, provisional schedules, and tools. The day concluded with leisurely activity and free time leading into the evening with partners enjoying a South-American style meal at Pachamama Restaurant housed in a historic building with secret dining rooms designed by Gustave Eiffel.

On Day 2, Founder and Director of the IARS International Institute, Dr. Theo Gavrielides, will direct our attention towards Work Package 2 (WP2) involving communication, dissemination, and sustainability plans. Topics will include a progress report and updates, deliverables related to
project visibility, time for discussion, and he will wrap up his talk with future activities.
Areas of visibility encompass:
1) project website and social networks;
2) project informative and promotional material;
3) media relations; 4) local dissemination events;
5) final dissemination events.

Specifically, Dr. Gavrielides will elaborate on project results and the importance of tools that are accessible to and aimed at professionals, work partners, and stakeholders, regarding integrated protection measures, methods, and tools of support for child victims of violence and abuse.

Future work with partners will incorporate the creation of a collaborative online platform to collect and exchange information, dispense learning, and develop an e-learning platform with appropriate access for professionals and university students advocating for the rights of the child.

The Paris meeting will conclude with a presentation of Work Package 1 (WP1) showcasing the same topic areas as in WP2.