Special section: Children in street situation

You can access all the resources on the issue of children in street situation on this single page: news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.


16 Apr 2019
On April 12th, the International Day for Street Children was marked all over the world. On this occasion, the program ‘Return to New Opportunities’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ... Read more
19 Mar 2019
The Center for Youth Integration (CYI) is a citizens association that, since 2004, has implemented programs dealing with the population of children and young people in street situations or at risk of being on the street, as well as programs... Read more
15 Oct 2018
Every third person in Kosovo lives below the poverty line, meanwhile unemployment rises to above 30%. Due to socio-economic factors, many families cannot afford to provide their children with a meaningful leisure time and proper school preparation.... Read more


29 Mar 2018
About the webinar: This webinar will present the results of the qualitative study "Children in Street Situations in the Republic of Moldova" and is primarily aimed at child protection and social protection specialists working directly or... Read more
25 Oct 2017
`Resilience: from Research to Practice` is the second learning panel organized within the Building with Bamboo project. During the webinar the participants will have an opportunity to explore resilience-based approaches to working with... Read more
22 Aug 2017
The International Society for Mobile Youth Work grants public access to a collection of volumes containing the proceedings and conclusions of a series of symposia on mobile youth work in Georgia, Estonia, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and... Read more


01 Mar 2018
This qualitative study represents a first attempt of scientific analysis of children in street situations in the Republic of Moldova;  The main five results of the study indicate that: 1. For many children, the first experiences with the... Read more
26 Feb 2018
In the Republic of Moldova, for many children, the first experiences with the street take place at a very early age, when they are of three or four years old. The main reasons children leave their homes are: parents’... Read more
01 Oct 2016
This publication was developed within the Regional Network for Street Involved Children and at Risk Children (RNSIC), supported by Save the Children Italy. Authors of the study are Prof. Dr. Veronika Duci and Assoc.Prof. Izela Tahsini. The field... Read more


11 Apr 2017
Every day, millions of street-connected children suffer multiple and repeated violations of their rights. Their numbers are likely to be growing worldwide as a result of conflicts in the Middle East, recession in Europe, natural disasters in Asia... Read more
15 Nov 2016
In a video investigation for investigatii.md, journalists Elena Moldoveanu and Vitalie Gutu present the situation of runaway children in Moldova. Hundreds of children run away from home or placement centres and come into the street, where... Read more
16 Aug 2016
The discussion focuses on children selling on the streets, begging or working in different jobs. Children contacted say that they are helping their family, but what is the harm they cause to themselves? In the discussion participated one... Read more

Children in street situation

Guideline of procedures for the identification, immediate assistance and referral of children in street situations
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: OSCE Mission Albania
Guideline of procedures for the identification, immediate assistance and referral of children in street situationst was developed with the support of the OSCE Presence in Albania, under the guidance of Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth.
CPC Webinar: Making the Invisible Visible: Counting Children on the Streets in Malawi
Date of publication: 2015
The CPC Network is organising a webinar on the subject of assessing the number of children in street situation.
Engaging Most Vulnerable Children in Community-Based Child Protection Systems Strengthening: the Experience of World Vision in Hard-to-Measure Contexts
Date of publication: 2015
The CPC Learning Network and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) will be hosting a webinar on January 30th, 2015 at 10:30am EST/ 7:30am PST. Drs.
National Study on Children in Street Situation in Albania
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: United Nation Children's Fund
The Study on Children in Street Situation in Albania is conducted in the framework of Social Services Reform as the first national qualitative and quantitative assessment of children in street situation carried out in Albania, providing a baseline...
Children Trafficked for Exploitation in Begging and Criminality
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
The report starts with a brief summary of what has been reported on the exploitation of children in begging and criminal activities in the four countries. It proceeds then to discuss selected elements of the legal framework concerning child...
Regional Report on Child Begging
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Save The Children
Early 2011, Save the Children Norway SEE together with four members of the South East Europe Children’s Rights Ombudspersons’ Network: Provincial Ombudsman of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Ombudsman for Children of the Republika Srpska, Om
Street Children: A Mapping & Gapping Review of the Literature 2000 to 2010
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Consortium for Street Children
This paper presents a unique Literature Review of international research studies about street children published during the decade from 2000 to 2010. Studies have been collected and mapped into 12 thematic sections, drawing on more than 400 papers...
State of the World’s Street Children: Research
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Consortium for Street Children
The report has a dual purpose:
Observation Report: Exploitation of Albanian Children in Street Situation in Kosovo
Date of publication: 2010
Publisher: Terre des hommes
After the 1999 Kosovo war, a new phenomenon was noticed: Albanian children in street situations moving from Albania to Kosovo. These children and their families, who migrate to Kosovo mainly for begging or collecting metal face challenging socio-...
Street Children Stories
Date of publication: 2010
Each street child has its own destiny and its own story. The following stories sent by Member Organizations of the European Federation for Street Children (EFSC), illustrate such destinies giving a voice to these children who are often invisible....


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