Scheduled Events

14. 11. 2007 17:00

November 15: Prime Minister To Address Conference on Children

On Thursday, November 15, 2007, Premier Mirek Topolánek will attend a specialist conference entitled “In the Interest of the Child“ that is held under the Prime Minister’s auspices.

Stehlíková DžamilaThe name of the conference is a presage of its main goals and mission.Last June, the Czech Government unveiled its plan to change the system of socio-legal protection of children in the Czech Republic to make it more efficient than it is today. This joint gathering, attended by politicians and the professional public, will present the steps taken by the Government and specify additional priorities for the planned reform.

The conference will be also addressed by the Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities Džamila Stehlíková, Deputy Premier and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Petr Nečas, Health Minister Tomáš Julínek, Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil, Ombudsman Otakar Motejl, and other officials representing government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

2,15 p.m. - press conference
Journalists are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes before the press conference.

Venue: Hrzánský palác, Loretánská 177/9, Prague 1

9.30 – 9.40 Inauguration and opening words, MUDr. Džamila Stehlíková, Moderator
9.40 – 10.20 Convention on the Rights of the Child and Programme for the Prevention of Violence Against Children, MUDr. Džamila Stehlíková
10.20 - 10.30 Discussion10.30–11.10 The Interest of the Child – Determinants and Indicators, MUDr. Eva Vaníčková
11.10–11:20 Discussion11:20-12:00 Experience of the Work of the Ombudsman, JUDr. Otakar Motejl
12:30-13:10 Changes in Care for Abandoned Children - Why and How, PhDr. Petra Vrtbovská PhD.
13:10-14:00 Panel discussion
14:00 - 15:00 Speech by the Czech Prime Minister, Press conference
15:15–15:35 RNDr. Petr Nečas
15:35-15:55 MUDr. Tomáš Julínek
15:55-16:15 JUDr. Jiří Pospíšil
16:15-16:35 Mgr. Jitka Gjuričová
16:35-17:00 RNDr. Jindřich Kitzberger
17:00 – 17:30 Discussion and conclusion

Press Department of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

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