ARISA Child at LexTalks 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria

The ARISA Child project took the spotlight at LexTalks 2023, one of the premier forums dedicated to children’s rights in Bulgaria. The event was held on 30 November 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was organised by the National Network for Children, the largest alliance of civil society organisations, activists and supporters, working to promote, protect and observe the rights of the child, and their families across the country,

The Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) took part in the LexTalks 2023 presenting a compelling analysis of the shortcomings in implementing sanctions on juvenile offenders. Maria Doichinova, Analyst in the Law Program at CSD, shared selected findings from the ARISA Child project’s ongoing research. Doichinova emphasized the critical need for specialised training and presented some preliminary highlights of the project’s upcoming publication—a detailed comparative analysis of Bulgaria and nine other European countries. This analysis will spotlight areas lacking sufficient knowledge and qualification, such as communication with juvenile offenders aligned with international children’s rights standards.


Recording of the event: available here (in Bulgarian).

Presentation (in Bulgarian).