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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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12 Apr 2019
FutureLearn, an awarded platform for online learning is now offering a new online course, ‘Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children.’  The course focuses on the care and protection of unaccompanied and...
05 Apr 2019
Immigration detention of children, both of children who are alone or with their  families, is a widespread practice in EU member  states.  Although numbers  of children in detention are not adequately collected and published on national  level, the...
26 Mar 2019
The Council of Europe has recognized the detention of migrant and refugee children as a harmful practice that violates the rights of detainees. In the 2016–2021 Strategy for the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Rights division of the Council of...
20 Feb 2019
Education is a human right and according to the Greek Council for Refugees “the children of asylum seekers and children seeking international protection have access to the education system under similar conditions to Greek nationals." However,...
17 Jan 2019
Five partner organizations: Terre des Hommes Romania as the lead partner, Policy Center for Roma and Minorities from Romania, AFEJI from France, FSG from Spain and Terre des Hommes Hungary met in Bucharest last week, December 10-11th, at the MISTO...
18 Dec 2018
Childpact issued a statement on the International Migrants Day and expressed concern in relation to the situation of refugee and migrant children worldwide, once again emphasizing they are in the first place children and at the same time one of...
07 Dec 2018
Increasing number of children requesting asylum in Europe in 2015 caught European child rights actors and agencies by surprise and showed a lot of gaps in the protection system on national level.  As a result, connections between migration, asylum...
23 Nov 2018
The Initiative for Children in Migration, an informal collaboration of child protection actors from European and national levels involved in joint advocacy work around EU law and policy concerning children in migration put forward a vision on how to...
20 Feb 2018
In January 2018, Terre des hommes Foundation, Romanian delegation, started to implement the European pilot project “Move together” – that approaches sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees. The project lasts 12 months and it...
02 Aug 2017
According to recent reports, the number of unaccompanied children placed in unhygienic detention centres has increased alarmingly. At the end of July, 117 children were in police cells and custody centres, whereas only two were placed in detention...

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