The Faculty of Arts is inviting to the symposium within The Erased Week, on 27 February 2014 at 10h in Blue room (5 floor) of the Faculty of Arts.
Children’s rights should be protected by several international conventions, children’s welfare should be protected by national and local institutions, and the representatives of the authorities, in their political programs, often promise specific measures in favour of children. By erasure from the registry of permanent residents of Slovenia also a large number of children lost their rights – both, erased children and children of erased parents. Since the erasure no institutions at the national and / or European level attempted to protect the rights of children affected by the erasure in a public, collective manner. Erased children and children of the erased parents stayed consistently invisible and inaudible. Although it’s been 22 years since the erasure and in this time they have grown up, it is important to speak publicly about their experiences.
In order to learn something from their testimonies, we need a collective reflection. In order to better understand the consequences of the erasure and avoid similar situations, we need continued research, public debate and meaningful action at the local, national and European level.
10.00 – 10.45 dr. Stuart Aitken (University in San Diego): Locked-in-Place: Young People’s Rights and Mobilities
10.45 – 11.45 testimonies of the erased children and children of the erased parents, moderating Uršula Lipovec Čebron (Faculty of Arts)
11.45 – 12.00 coffee break
12.00 – 12.30 Sara Pistotnik (SC Rog, Faculty of Arts): Children of the erasure – some starting points
12.30 – 14.00 round table Consequences of the erasure for children: experiences and legal aspects, Blaž Kovač (Amnesty International), Katarina Vučko (the Peace Institute), Ana Živanović (Faculty of Arts), invited also representatives of the Community of Centers for social work and Directorate of Family at the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs; moderating Jelka Zorn (Faculty of Social Work).