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18 Dec 2019
Yesterday, on the occasion of International Migrants' Day, Drahoslav Štefánek was appointed new Special Representative on migration and refugees. The new role will focus on the protection of the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees, and...
09 Dec 2019
Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being organized in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania as part of the BRIDGE project. They follow the Training of Trainers (ToT) held in Budapest at the beginning of October 2019....
27 Nov 2019
The European Commission created a site to collect promising practices on the protection of children in migration. The platform is available for practitioners who want to promote their projects. The European Commission is not evaluating submissions; ...
18 Nov 2019
November 18 2019 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This year’s theme is “Empowering children to stop sexual violence”. On this important occassion, the regional project "BRIDGE - Building...
06 Sep 2019
Children in migration are amongst the most vulnerable people in need of a safe and stable environment, access to quality education, and child-specific services. In Greece, the needs of these children are not always met. Of the 79,500...
20 Nov 2018
BRUSSELS, 20 November 2018 – Sixty-eight per cent of children and adolescents in over 20 European countries feel welcoming and curious towards people from different nationalities living intheir country, according to the findings of an online survey...
27 Nov 2017
European governments are treating children like criminals by detaining them because of their migration status. It’s time to care for them as the children they are, says Lavinia Liardo. All children – from Strasbourg to Syria – deserve to be treated...
07 Nov 2017
We, the Initiative for Child Rights in the Global Compacts, UN agencies and bodies, global, European and national organisations, welcome the European Commission’s initiative to dedicate the 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child to the...
20 Jul 2017
  This article by News Deeply reports on the number of unaccompanied minors who are missing in Europe. Data from the NGO network Missing Children reveals that more than 63,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in the European Union in 2016. Europol...
10 Jul 2017
VOA News reports on the recent publication of a ‘Roadmap for Action’ developed by UNHCR, UNICEF and IRC. In response to the current situation in which “thousands of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children risk exploitation,...

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