Eurochild 11th Annual Conference “Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for Children and Families”


Representatives of the Children's City Council Opatija Ivan Tancabel and Katja Knežević accompanied by Sanja Škorić and Sandra Turkalj from Society "Our Children" Opatija participated on the 11th Annual Conference organized by Eurochild, held in Bucharest on 26 to 28 November 2014. The conference theme was "Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for Children & Families," Ivan Tancabel, President of the Children's City Council Opatija, opened the conference on behalf of the children and youth. At the plenary session, Apart from our Ivan, inspirational speeches were held by Jana Hainsworth – Eurochild Secretary General, Stefan Darabus – Country Director of Hope and Homes for Children Romania and Codrin Scutaru – Deputy Minister (Secretary of State) at Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Protection and Elderly of Romania.

Attending the conference and giving important role of speaker on behalf of the children and youth at the opening of the conference to President of Children City Council Opatija, Ivan Tancabel and the rest of the delegation, it was one more time given a major international recognition.

The aim of the conference was to bring answers on important issues concerning the selection of public spending. Public spending must be for the common good. There is effective way of building more cohesive and adaptable communities by investing in children and families, especially the most vulnerable – jointly agreed over 300 participants.

More about the conference will be published later.