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University of Hildesheim – Germany is regionally and transnationally connected through intense contacts with research organisations, NGOs, social service organisations and educational institutions. Its strength in research is widely visible and comprises diverse topics, different theoretical approaches and methodologies. There has been much research on young people’s rights and vulnerable groups with a focus on public child and youth care at the Institute of Social Pedagogy and Organization Studies. It founded a research cluster on residential and foster care. The cluster focuses on basic research to support reforms in this sector. The Institute is also part of the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (

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SOS Children’s Villages, is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of loosing it. They work with communities, partners and States to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are fulfilled. They are an independent, secular, a political non-government organisation working in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with five regional offices in five continents. They believe that every child belongs to a family and has the right to grow with love, respect and security.

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Kinderperspectief is committed to children and young people in the Netherlands and Southeast Europe who grow up in difficult circumstances. We want to offer them a better future perspective. We do this by supporting and helping to develop projects and initiatives together with partner organizations. We consider the perspective that children and young people themselves have on their situation and future very important. Our motto is therefore: “See through the eyes of children and young people and build their future together”.

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Udayan Care, registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, works to empower vulnerable children, women, and youth, in 23 cities across 13 states of India. Udayan Care accords the highest importance to child and youth participation and encouraging their direct voices to be heard. In 25 years, we have directly impacted the lives of about 24,000 children, women, and youth as beneficiaries as well as thousands as indirect beneficiaries through our training programmes and through our advocacy efforts. Udayan Care has recently concluded a seminal research on Aftercare in India. The research has initiated a much needed discourse on the need for robust Aftercare Programmig among different stakeholders in India including Care Leavers. The research has been appreciated for successfully capturing the voices and situation of Care Leavers in India.
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