Step 1

Getting to yes

All action to promote progress towards Barnahus begins with taking stock and determining where you are in the process of establishing and operating a Barnahus and what change needs to happen next.

The European Barnahus Network and the Competence Centre support countries to promote a national understanding and commitment to Barnahus, including through exchange and dialogue between relevant agencies in your country. We can also help to develop a national strategy towards establishing Barnahus that practice to the Barnahus quality standards.

Drawing on our studies, resources and the experience of Barnahus from across Europe, we together look at your specific context, including for example:

  • What are the main factors and dynamics that enable the establishment of Barnahus or a comparable model in your country?
  • What challenges or obstacles exist and how can they be overcome?
  • What action should you be taking to promote progress towards establishing Barnahus in your country?
  • What opportunities and resources for advocacy exist?


Find our related courses, publication, and other resources below, or move on to Step 2 – Creating an enabling environment. Read more >


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How we can help  

Courses and training

The Competence Centre at the PROMISE Barnahus Network can support your work on getting to yes through a variety of training, courses, and other interventions. Details coming soon. 

Support desk 

The Secretariat of the PROMISE Barnahus Network is the eyes and ears of the Network, and acts as a support desk for Network Members. We stand ready to field your questions and ideas, and to connect you to information and colleagues which might help.

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