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The XXI century will be a сentury either of total all-embracing crisis or of moral and spiritual healing that will reinvigorate humankind. It is my conviction that all of us - all reasonable political leaders, all spiritual and ideological movements, all  faiths - must help in this transition to a triumph of humanism and justice, in making the XXI century a century of a new human renaissance.

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15 апреля 2010

Round table "Systematic long-term programs as an instrument of social policy for the benefit of children"


Children care  is definitely a national priority. Children are the first to suffer in times of social upheavals and economic crises. We should not turn a blind eye to the fact that in Russia many parents do not have enough resources and opportunities to provide for their children’s welfare and prepare them for the future (according to Rosstat, the Federal State Statistics Service, families with children account for 60% of the poorest households). A significant number of parents need different services in the area of childhood care, health, development, and education.

Today new programmes are being launched in Russia at the state level for prevention of child abandonment and assistance and support to families with children. Regional authorities, experts, and NGOs active both in Moscow and in the regions have a big role to play in addressing the issues related to childhood protection. It is important to pool efforts, implementing and replicating all the best projects developed by scholars and tried and tested in practice. It is important to constantly draw the attention of the public to the most burning problems affecting families and children, staying away from empty rhetoric and making efforts to address the real issues.
The above problems were discussed at the Round Table “Systemic Long-Term Programmes as an Instrument of Social Policy for the Benefit of Children” held on April 15, 2010 at the Gorbachev Foundation.
The Round Table was organized within the framework of “Protect the Child” Project, pursued by the National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and assisted by the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation).
Opening Remarks:

I.M.Gorbacheva-Virganskaya, Vice President, The International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation)

M.O.Yegorova, President, The National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

O.M.Zdravomyslova, Executive Director, The International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (The Gorbachev Foundation)

In the Focus of Particular Attention: Promotion of a Programme Targeted Approach in Addressing the Tasks of Improving the Situation of Children

V. Gordeyeva, Chairwoman of the Board, The Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Life Situations

 Regional Programmes in the Area of Childhood Protection: Conditions for Effectiveness and Performance Drivers

L.N. Ovcharova, Deputy Director, Director for Academic Programmes, The Independent Institute for Social Policy


 In the Mirror of Statistics: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social Programmes
Ye.I. Andreyeva, Deputy Director, The Centre for Fiscal Policy

Social Project Planning Techniques: New Opportunities

A.M. Spivak, Director for Analytical and Scientific Research Programmes, The National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children




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