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22 Dec 2016
On December 16, 2016 a Terre des hommes workshop organized in the framework of the Mario Project took place in Brussels. The event gathered child protection professionals from NGOs and government agencies discussing transnational cooperation between...
16 Dec 2016
On the occasion of the International Day of Migrants on 18 December, Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children, urges all the Member States to cease the detention of...
11 Nov 2016
We want childhood to be full of rainbows, butterflies and puppies. For so many of the world’s children, childhood is full of adult terrors and disruptions. Deborah Ellis from The New York Times believe that whatever difficult situations we force...
31 Oct 2016
'New Europe' reports that with migration high on the policy agenda across Europe, there is a need to consider how migrant children are integrated into education systems. In 2015, roughly 10 per cent of the EU population were born outside the country...
20 Oct 2016
BRUSSELS, 20 October, 2016 - “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.  A...
18 Oct 2016
'UNICEF' reports that from January to October 2016 it is estimated that more than 20,000 unaccompanied and separated children arrived by sea to Italy. This is already more than in 2015 when there were in total 16,500 child arrivals, of whom 12,300...
18 Oct 2016
The Telegraph reports that figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18.
12 Oct 2016
"BBC News" presents a in-depth look missing migrant children in Europe. They build on Europol statistics that estimate that around 10,000 children have gone missing in Europe over the past two years. 
10 Oct 2016
While headlines about “missing children” stir moral outcry, Refugees Deeply reports that E.U. data on unaccompanied minors is full of holes and discrepancies. Researchers Nando Sigona and Rachel Humphris argue for better data to address the real...
30 Sep 2016
'Sputnik' reports that on September 27, five boys aged between 12 and 16 were detained, while they carried plastic toy guns in the Greek capital of Athens. During the detention, police had reportedly ill-treated children because allegedly they were...

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