On 6, April, 2018, in the city of Bila Tserkva, a Round table on the subject “The interaction of the state and public sector in working with teenagers who practice risky behavior in the city of Bila Tserkva” which was organized within the project “Teenagers are neglected: improving the access to integrated HIV services for vulnerable teenagers in Ukraine”. The project is being implemented in the city of Bila Tserkva by the All Ukrainian Charitable Organization “Convictus Ukraine” in cooperation with the ICF AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW-Ukraine) and the International Charitable Foundation “Alliance for Public Health”, with the financial support of the Foundation “French International Expertise 5% Initiative”.
The Round table was attended by representatives of the city services: Directorate of Youth and Sport, Directorate of Education and Science, Bila Tserkva City Center for social services for the family, children and youth, Office of Children’s Services, Senior Inspector of the Bila Tserkva Police Department, General Directorate of the National Police in the Kyiv region, specialist of the Center for Probation, specialists of the city’s public organizations, project coordinator of the “Knowledge Center”, project coordinator of the International Charitable Foundation “Alliance for Public Health”, regional representative of the Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies named after O. Yaremenko, local leader and team of the All Ukrainian Charitable Organization “Convictus Ukraine”.
During the Round table, Alla Melnyk, project manager, presented the project activities in the city of Bila Tserkva, Lilia Tarasyuk, the coordinator of the sociological research of the Ukrainian Institute of Social Studies named after O. Yaremenko, conducted a collection of information on the locations of teenagers of risk groups in the city. Also during the dialogue the issues of cooperation and interaction between the participants of the Round table at the city level, the mechanism of redirection of teenagers for services were discussed.