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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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27 May 2019
Representatives of the Council of Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and national stakeholders from Portugal organized a seminar, ‘Effective Protection of Refugee and Migrant Children in Portugal’, in Lisbon on 27–28 May 2019. The...
19 Mar 2019
As unaccompanied and separated asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children form a significant part of the refugee and migrant population who are still arriving in Serbia, the number of unaccompanied children is changing substantially and accounts...
25 Oct 2018
Since the beginning of the refugee crisis, many countries on the migration route have found themselves in a position to respond urgently, especially to the needs of the most vulnerable migrant and refugees. Serbia is one of the major transit...
28 Sep 2018
For children aged from five and a half to six and a half years old, living in reception centers for migrants in Serbia, from this school year, the compulsory preparatory preschool program begins for the first time. This year, 38 of them is enrolled...
17 Jul 2018
Last Week the UN General Assembly has agreed to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. The UN Global Compact for Migration (GCM) is a collective agreement among UN member states to improve cooperation and...
13 Mar 2017
In this Op-Ed, the availability of education for school going refugee children in various host countries in Europe is discussed. While host countries do not have an obligation to provide education to refugee children, this op-ed concludes that in...
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...
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...
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
The BBC reports: Should a 14-year-old married girl who migrates to Europe be viewed as a child - or a spouse? The issue has put European governments in a spin: forcing a policy U-turn in Denmark, new legislation in the Netherlands and an agonised...

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