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Policy oriented
The Child Protection Index has been developed in order to provide targeted policy recommendations for national governments and international stakeholders.
Qualitative indicators
The Child Protection Index is based on the aggregated results of more than 600 hundred qualitative indicators
Qualified experts
The Child Protection Index has been developed by teams of qualified experts based in each of the countries covered by the Index.

Overall Country Scores

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A full circle represents the fulfillment of a state’s responsibility to protect children (with a score of 1).

GREEN Bulgaria RED Georgia YELLOW Moldova BLUE Romania NAVY Serbia

Read the country briefs for Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova and Serbia.

I hope the Child Protection Index will help us understand better and faster what needs to be done in order to end institutionalization and create better responsive services for children.Andy Guth, Data Collection Manager
The ‪Child Protection Index‬ is showing comparable data, and that gives us a good point of reference to say that governments should change policies, because that is going to change the life of children.George Bogdanov, Bulgarian National Network for Children

The experts

Coordination team

Jocelyn Penner Hall

Jocelyn Penner Hall is Policy Director for World Vision’s Middle East and Eastern Europe Office. Ms. Penner Hall has worked for greater child protection and child rights in the CEE/CIS region forRead More...

Andy Guth

Andy Guth is one of the lead specialists in the region, with over 24 years of work experience in child welfare and protection. His portfolio includes work with various national and internationalRead More...

Mirela Oprea

Mirela Oprea is currently ChildPact‘s Secretary General. Mirela is a Senior Liaison Manager at World Vision Middle East and Eastern Europe. She started her career as a volunteer in Romania’s first helplineRead More...

Roxana Todea

Roxana Todea is Advocacy & Communication Advisor at ChildPact. Roxana holds an MA in Theater and Performance Studies in Romania. She has been a film producer for several short feature films, documentariesRead More...

Bulgaria

Madlen Tanielyan

Madlen Tanielyan has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Pedagogy and a Master’s degree in “European and Social Studies” from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” She has worked as a coordinator ofRead More...

Diana Ruseva

Diana Ruseva’s professional background includes collaboration with both child focused organisations – such as UNICEF and the Social activities and practices institute, Lumos Bulgaria – as well as with governmental bodies likeRead More...

Velina Todorova

Velina Todorova, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Civil Law, Family and Succession Law at the Faculty of Law – Plovdiv University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.Read More...

Paneva Radostina

Radostina Paneva is currently working as Programme development Advisor for SOS Children’s Villages International, where she is responsible with coordinating a professional network of national advocacy advisors from different European countries. Paneva’sRead More...

Nadia Shabani

Nadya Shabani is currently working as Program Director in Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law on issues related to good governance, organisational decision-making and advocacy. Nadia has been the Chairperson of the BulgarianRead More...

David Bisset

David Bisset is a management expert, educationalist and occasional academic who leads Equilibrium, an NGO that has played a leading role in the deinstitutionalization process in Bulgaria specializing in the management andRead More...

Dani Koleva

Dani Koleva is Policy Director at the National Network for Children. She has a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the New Bulgarian University. Prior to joining the NNC in 2010Read More...

Nataliya Hristova – Mihaylova

Nataliya Hristova – Mihaylova is a social pedagogue with 25 years of experience in the area of social services and increasing the children’s well-being. She has an extensive experience in the directRead More...

Georgia

Jaba Nachkebia

Jaba Nachkebia is the current Chair of the Georgian Coalition for Child and Youth Welfare (GCCYW) and Executive Director of “Children of Georgia” (CoG) NGO. With more than ten years’ experience inRead More...

Maya Mgeliashvili

Maya Mgeliashvili is the Child Protection Services and Advocacy Unit Manager at World Vision Georgia where she is tasked to support and develop programs for Georgia’s most vulnerable children and their families.Read More...

Eteri Pataraia

Eteri Pataraia is the Social Work Technical Advisor at the NGO EveryChild Georgia. Prior to joining EveryChild, Ms. Pataraia hold positions at High Risk Kids, Georgian Foster Care Organisation and Partnership forRead More...

Tamta Saamishvili

  Tamta Saamishvili is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at Children of Georgia NGO and serves as a guest lecturer at the Tbilisi State University and at the University of Georgia. Ms.Read More...

Ketevan Margalitadze

Ketevan Margalitadze is a social policy expert on child rights and protection and lawyer at the Public Health Foundation of Georgia. Ms. Margalitadze is known for her expertise on violence against children,Read More...

Marina Menteshashvili

Marina Menteshashvili is currently working as a Project Manager at World Vision Georgia where she is developing child-support services for children’s well-being. Marina has started her career as a cardiologist at theRead More...

Bidzina Kharazishvili

Bidzina Kharazishvili is an attorney serving the legal regulations department at Kor-Standard Bank. Prior to joining Kor-Standard Bank, Ms. Kharazishvili was Head of Department of Court Proceedings at Georgia’s Social Service AgencyRead More...

Ketevan Pilauri

Ketevan Pilauri is a Project Coordinator at Global Initiative in Psychiatry where he is developing guidelines and procedures related to child rights promotion and juvenile delinquency prevention in schools. Prior to hisRead More...

Moldova

Arina Turcan

Alina Turcan is a lawyer with a special expertise in family law. She has held positions with UNICEF Moldova, Soros Foundation Moldova, and the Association for Charity and Social Assistance “ACASA”. SheRead More...

Ludmila Malcoci

Ludmila Malcoci is the Executive Director of Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association. Ms. Malcoci’s child protection career spans over 15 years with engagement in and with organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP,Read More...

Mariana Ianachevici

Mariana Ianachevici is the Executive Director of AVE Copiii Association, President of the Alliance of Active NGOs in the field of Child and Family Welfare (APSCF and ChildPact’s President of the Board. Ms.Read More...

Parascovia Munteanu

Parascovia Munteanu is a Community Services Development Manager at Keystone Human Services International Moldova Association. She has worked for USAID and for Moldova’s Social Investment Fund as a Strategic Planning Consultant. TheseRead More...

Sergiu Rusanovschi

Sergiu Rusanovschi is a Human Rights Program Coordinator at Soros Foundation Moldova. Prior to joining Soros Foundation Moldova, Mr. Rusanovschi worked at UNICEF as a national expert on juvenile justice supporting theRead More...

Liliana Rotaru

Liliana Rotaru is the Director of CCF Moldova & Representative of Hope and Homes for Children UK. Ms. Rotaru works on the development and implementation of alternative care services for vulnerable children.Read More...

Tatiana Lungu

Tatiana Lungu is Chairperson and Programme Coordinator at “Friends of Children” Association and a former Vice-President of the Alliance of Active NGOs in the field of Child and Family Welfare (APSCF). Ms.Read More...

Stela Vasluian

Stela Vasluian started her career as a professional translator and teacher and then expanded her area of expertise in child protection, child rights, adoption, child and youth participation, deinstitutionalisation, child trafficking and exploitation,Read More...

Romania

Nicoleta Curelaru

Nicoleta Curelaru is the Head of the Legal Department within the National Authority for Child Rights Protection and Adoption. As a legist and she has been working in the field of childRead More...

Oana Maria Clocotici

Oana Maria Clocotici has a rich professional experience in the child protection field since she has been working as a social worker for fifteen years now, mainly for the Institute for ProtectionRead More...

Radu Octavian Rusu

Radu Octavian Rusu has an experience of over 10 NGOs in the field of legal advice and the implementation of European funded projects. He is Founder and President of Center for Nonprofit Law,Read More...

Diana Neguț

Diana Neguț is currently working as a Legal Consultant for different consultancy companies such as Lattanzio e Associati SPA Italy or WYG International LTD UK and has an extensive professional background in the legalRead More...

Nicoleta Preda

Nicoleta Preda is currently working as National Programme Development Director at SOS Children’s Villages Romania. Her extensive experience in the child protection field includes lead management positions at the National Authority forRead More...

Liliana Rosu

Liliana Rosu is currently working as Executive Director at Association “Romanian Center for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children – FOCUS”. She has previouslyworked as a child protection expert with SERA Romania Foundation in a projectRead More...

Tudor Bogdan Coman

Tudor Bogdan Coman is currently working as Legal Adviser for the SERA Foundation Romania and he is also permanent legal advisor within the Romanian Legal Advisor Association „FIDELIS LEGIS”. His strong legalRead More...

Serbia

Milena Banic

Milena Banic is an Attorney at Law and also serves as a Permanent Expert Consultant and Trainer at the Child Rights Centre. Her professional experience includes representation of children in judicial proceedingsRead More...

Tamara Luksić-Orlandić

Tamara Luksić-Orlandić is an expert with long experience in human and minority rights, child rights in particular. She was one of the founder of the first child focused NGO in Serbia – ChildRead More...

Ivana Mihić

Ivana Mihić currently works as a professor at the University of Novi Sad, Department of Psychology, where she teaches courses in Early Development and Child-care, Psychology of parenting and the family and SystemicRead More...

Tatjana Lazor Obradović

Tatjana Lazor Obradovic is the founder of the Know How Centre, trainer and consultant, and social welfare adviser at the Provincial Institute of Social Welfare of AP Vojvodina, and trainer for theRead More...

Dragana Ćuk Milankov

Dragana Ćuk Milankov is currently the President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre and is working as a psychologist at the Civil Society Organization for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and All FormsRead More...

Radovan Cicvaric

Radovan Cicvaric is currently the Director of Uzice Child Rights Centre, where he has been working for 17 years, with a focus on project management, child rights research and implementation monitoring asRead More...

Ivana Vučković

Ivana Vučković is working as a family support professional in Emergency Relief Programme – Humanitarian Assistance for the Flood Victims in Serbia at SOS Foundation Children’s Villages Serbia. She is currently developing andRead More...

Marija Petrović

Marija Petrović is currently working as an independent attorney specialising in family, labour and commercial law. In addition to her extensive legal experience in law offices, her professional knowledge also extends to theRead More...