On 22 April, BCN Netherlands organized a seminar on gatekeeping in Utrecht, Netherlands. The goal of the yearly event was to share the theoretical framework, principles and practice, and experiences on gatekeeping with a broad audience, ranging from professionals in the development and child care sectors as well as individuals running small foundations supporting child care projects locally in the Global South. Approximately 70-80 participants, including members of the BCN steering committee attended the meeting.
The program included an introductory presentation by Maria Herczog, featuring an introduction to gatekeeping based on BCN’s publications and research, followed by a presentation on the lessons learned in Moldova, by Stella Grigorias, Minister of Labour, Social Protection and Family in Moldova and President of IFCO. Representative of SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands, and Anja de Boer and Jean Claude Karorero from Microporjects Foundation Burundi presented on the implementation of gatekeeping experiences and related projects, including the challenges. A brief discussion and Q&A session was also held.
Click the link above for the report of the event in Dutch.