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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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22 Aug 2017
The streets where children have the "right to benefit" is a new project of the City of Vienna. The selected parts of the streets in different settlements in Vienna within this project will be changed only for children's play in certain terms and...
29 May 2017
The study on early childhood development identified case studies from Romania, Hungary, Austria and the UK. The paper “Interventions to reduce inequalities in health and early child development in Europe from a qualitative perspective” is a result...
20 Oct 2016
'The Local' reports that during a Europol-led operation against human trafficking, police rescued 29 victims of forced prostitution in Vienna, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Vorarlberg and Tyrol. It was the first time that they found refugees among the...
05 Jun 2016
Reuters reports that migrants who try to enter Europe illegally by boat should be denied the chance to apply for asylum and be sent back, Austria's foreign minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Austria's centrist government...
12 May 2016
Reuters reports on the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's concern about Austria's new asylum law. The law would allow the state to turn away migrants within an hour, which is a very short time to be able to assess individual...
16 Feb 2016
Yahoo News reports that Austria announced it would step up controls along its southern borders, edging closer to Eastern countries in their defiance of Germany's push for a European solution to the migrant crisis. The measures will be implemented at...
15 Feb 2016
The Local Europe reports from Austria that currently there are around 10,000 refugee children attending school in Austria, and 2,000 of these are in Vienna.  Ten ‘New to Vienna’ classes, specially designed for refugees, are available in Vienna and...
12 Oct 2015
'The Local' reports that the Council of Europe has urged Austria to step up its fight against child trafficking. The report of GRETA stressed that while the country has done a lot for adult victims, they need to focus on children. Also, the non-...
15 Aug 2015
The Hungarian daily 'Népszabadság' published an article about the Austrian refugee system. Currently there are more than 3800 unaccompanied minors being cared for - which is historical high - and results in  a dramatic situation. At the end of July...
14 Aug 2015
The Business Standard reports that Amnesty International has condemned the main Austrian refugee camp in Traiskirchen as a "disgraceful" violation of the human rights of over 1,700 unaccompanied children. Although the camp is only built to hold 1,...

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