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“Not my crime, still my sentence” campaign: 7th edition

Throughout the month of June, COPE runs an annual pan-European campaign entitled “Not my crime, still my sentence”. The objectives of the campaign include: • Awareness-raising about the rights and needs of children affected by the imprisonment of a parent • Effecting policy change for these children on the local, national and European level The…

20 May Conference: COPE and the Ombudsman for Children Croatia

On the 20th May, COPE co-hosted its annual conference with the Ombudsman for Children Croatia, at the Old Town Hall, Zagreb, entitled Children with a Parent in Conflict With the Law: What are their best interests? How can they be met? Over 200 delegates attended the conference, which began with an introduction from the Ombudswoman…

COPE’s Spanish Memorandum of Understanding as model for Argentinian advocacy

COPE has received some exciting news from Plataforma NNAPES (the group of 10 organisations across Latin America and the Caribbean working with and on behalf of children with imprisoned parents). The Argentinian-based members of NNAPES, ACIFAD (Families of Prisoners Association) and CWS (Church World Service) alongside the People Deprived of Liberty´s office of the National…

Alternative Sociale visits Families and Friends of Prisoners in Norway

In April, Families and Friends of Prisoners (FFP) welcomed COPE’s new Applicant member from Romania, Alternative Sociale, an organisation working with and for children of prisoners and their families in Romania. The visit was an interesting and rewarding experience for both organisations, which allowed them to share information about their work, experiences and best practice….

Save the date: COPE annual conference, Zagreb, Friday 20 May 2016

On Friday 20 May 2016, COPE will host its annual conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The title of this year’s conference will be:  “Children with a parent in conflict with the law: What are their best interests? How can they be met?”   Today, approximately 1 million children in Europe are estimated to have a parent in…

 

 

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