Projekti eesmärgiks on analüüsida lapsi esindavate professionaalide koolitusvajadusi, töötada vastavalt koolitusvajadustele välja õpetamismeetodi ning õppematerjalid ning viia koolitused ka ellu.
This project aims to build the capacity of legal representatives and other professionals who represent the interests of children in the legal system to advance children's rights in each of the five partner countries (Ireland, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, and Sweden). The main focus of the project will be on child protection, but by its nature, this overlaps with other areas of law, including criminal law and private family law. Existing research has clearly identified the existence of deficits in the practical implementation of a children's rights-based approach in the broad area of child protection in each of the partner countries. It has also identified a lack of appropriate training as one of the primary causes of these deficits. Finally, it has emerged that none of the partner countries have strongly developed networks among legal professionals working in the area of child protection. Accordingly, the main aim of this project will be to develop networks and deliver training on a range of issues related to children¿s rights so as to build capacity and improve children¿s rights outcomes. There will be an emphasis on inter-disciplinary training and skills, and to this end, the project team includes experts in both Law and Social Work from each of the five partner countries.