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Save the Children
Save the Children Sweden (SC Sweden) began supporting organizations and emerging Save the Children (SC) members in Eastern Europe in 1990 and established a Europe Regional Program in 2006. In 2009 SC Sweden became the managing member of SC’s office in Kosovo. In 2012 the office in Kosovo was transformed into a Save the Children International country office (SCiK), and SC Sweden closed the Europe Regional Program, which until then had included SC members and partners in the Baltic States, Central Europe, and the Balkans. In January 2013 SCiK took over the management of those partners of SC Sweden’s former Europe Program that now qualified for financial support from Sida’s Civil Society Organization Appropriation Grant. These partners are the Child Rights Centre in Serbia (CRC), the Children’s Rights Information Centre in Moldova (CRIC), and Women’s Consortium Ukraine (WCU). These organizations became the regional program of SCiK, supported by SC Sweden.
During the period 2013-2015 the support to the above organizations focused on the following general outcomes: More Children actively participate in the monitoring of the Child Rights Convention; More Civil Society Organizations have the capacity to independently influence Governments to fulfil with the CRC, and Schools and Education Departments are better equipped to respond to cases of violence between children. Strategic priorities were: