Behind the backs of the Norwegian authorities, Poland has invited Norwegian barnevernssjefer to a three-day long courses in the Polish child welfare. Included in the offer is paid travel, hotels, drinks and luksusmiddager, reports ABC News.
- I have never experienced something similar. This is extremely unusual, " says Stavanger kommune barnevernssjef Gunnar Toresen, who is one of the spesialinviterte.
The Polish offering of the course is sent outside of all normal channels directly to the individuals who are associated with barnevernstjenesten.
One of the themes of the Polish ministry of foreign AFFAIRS would like to teach the norwegians, is the Hague convention's rules.
But neither the Justice department, which is responsible for this policy, or the ministry of Children, youth and affairs (the Directorate), who have their own employees who work with this, was informed about the Polish initiative.
the Poles are requesting that each municipality select a person with experience from the work with cases involving Polish nationals, so that "the discussion is based on the real-world conditions". the
Both the Directorate and the ministry of foreign AFFAIRS have been in doubt about how the Polish invitation should be answered, but after having obtained the assessments and advice, it is concluded that this can be a positive action. It will therefore be Norwegian participation in tredagersseminaret.
Dialogue is better than conflict. When someone now invites us on a visit, so I expect that they also want to hear what we have to say, " says Stavanger barnevernssjef.
In the course calendar put the organizer up to the arrival on Monday 4. march with repatriation 7. march. The Polish embassy in Norway has not responded to ABC News questions about the case.how To get tv-the world see child welfare: "Norway's hidden scandal"