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30 Jun 2019
'Resignation Syndrome' was first reported in Sweden in the 1990s after children of families applying for refugee status collapsed into a catatonic state and remained vegetative for years. There is no Hungarian equivalent to this psychiatric illness...
27 Jun 2019
On 27 June 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expressed its concern over the dangers migrant children are exposed to while on the move, and the significant inconsistencies of policies and procedures ‘which limit the...
13 Jun 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria shared an article about the Energy@school programme, which encompasses 41 Central European schools in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, parts of Italy and parts of Germany. The project ends at...
04 Jun 2019
 Bosnia and Herzegovina became the home of over 23,000 refugees and migrants that were trying to reach western EU nations through Croatia. Most of the newly-arrived refugees and migrants were located near the Croatian border in a small city named...
03 Jun 2019
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Migration recently expressed its concern regarding the severe threats migrant children face while on their journey to Europe. It also highlighted the inconsistencies of policies...
29 May 2019
Eurochild, with 15 other NGOs, is advocating to create a new Children's Rights Intergroup in the European Parliament. Within this campaign, European citizens were asked to vote for candidates committed to becoming champions of child rights, and...
28 May 2019
A recent article by Vera Messing and Bence Ságvári explains the motives behind anti-migrant sentiment and attitudes. The article, published on the website of Social Europe, states that contrary to common expectations, anti-migration sentiment is...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
01 Apr 2019
The first Training of Trainers (ToT) for justice professionals was held for representatives from Morocco and Tunisia on 25–26 March in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe (CoE) reported that the EU-supported event integrated the CoE Human Rights...
28 Mar 2019
During the 2014 European Elections, a network of organisations working for children’s rights came together to elect the ‘Child Rights Champions’ – European politicians engaged in defending the rights of children in Parliament – which led to the...

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