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Great interest in online program on Turkey’s archaeological assets

The online certificate program "Safeguarding and Rescuing Archaeological Assets" prepared within the scope of the Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey (SARAT) project has received more than 1,000 applications within the first 24 hours since its announcement from all over Turkey and beyond. 

Croatia Still Confining Disabled in Institutions, Activists Say

Several disabled people's and human rights organisations, Inclusion Europe, the European Network on Independent Living, the Centre for Peace Studies Croatia, Human Rights House Zagreb, and Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday said in a letter to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic that Croatia should stop confining children and adults in institutions.

Bulgaria has the least Nursing Homes for Seniors in the EU

Bulgaria ranks last in the EU by number of nursing homes for seniors for settlements. There are eighty-two in total for the country. And there are just over 5600 people living in them. However, the available places are not enough. Approximately 4,000 other pensioners are waiting for accommodation, Nova TV reported.

First salaries paid to grandmothers for childcare in pilot project

Grandmothers who look after their grandchildren while the parents of the latter are at work were given their first salaries as part of a pilot project on April 14. 

In the framework of the project, a total of 5,735 grandmothers, who completed the required procedures, were paid their first installment, officials told Anadolu Agency. 

Japan's Robear: Strength of a robot, face of a bear

Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed.
      
The "Robear" has a cub-like face with big doey eyes, but packs enough power to transfer frail patients from a wheelchair to a bed or a bath, Japan's Riken institute said Tuesday.