The Child Protection Hub for South East Europe

Contract partner: TdH - Terre des hommes Foundation “Lausanne” in HungaryCountry: Europa, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 780.000,00Project start: 01.06.2018End: 30.11.2021

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project wants to achieve that child protection actors and the ChildHub contribute to a functional child protection system and exert influence on the development of policies, structures and accountability mechanisms of child protection

Expected results

1. Key child protection stakeholders are applying their competencies to prevent and address violence against children in the region and 2. Child protection regional network is actively supporting regional cooperation through cross-learning and exchanges of experience and 3. The ChildHub community initiative and resource centre has become increasingly sustainable and demonstrates measurable impact on the quality of care delivered by professionals and on the lives of children.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The main target group of the project are professionals in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Moldova and Serbia who have a responsibility for the protection of children: first and foremost, statutory social workers (social assistants, child protection unit workers), but also social workers providing services to vulnerable children in NGOs, teachers, school psychologists, justice and law enforcement professionals, and to some extent health professionals.

Estimated number of beneficiaries:

4,900 child protection professionals in eight countries who benefit directly from capacity building, professional development and learning opportunities, and another 4,000 who are made aware and conscious of professional support available on ChildHub,

500,000 children at risk or victims of abuse, exploitation, trafficking and other forms of violence in target countries


Continued knowledge management of ChildHub portal, with strengthened user engagement, peer-to-peer support (coaching, mentoring, supervision), common research project to foster regional cooperation, annual regional conferences allowing face-to-face exchange of professionals in the region. Resource Persons will regularly meet to contribute and participate in the project’s implementation, while annual national roundtables will be organised to present the results and findings of the project to policy makers. Collaboration with existing networks like Eurochild and ChildPact will be strengthened.

Existing models and methodologies for measuring impact of social change programs will be explored and presented, and an impact study implemented.

Sustainability models of similar initiatives will be mapped, a business plan developed and business models tested during the project.


The ChildHub continues to operate in South East Europe where the overall political and socio-economic situation remains challenging, in which child protection issues face a lack of political support and human and financial resources. Social service workers suffer from heavy workloads, low remuneration, sub-par infrastructure, and a fragile motivation system. Poverty remains omnipresent in the region with high rates of children living at risk of poverty.

project number8309-00/2018
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.