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In the Final Report in the implementation of the Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children in Europe (2017-2019), the Council of Europe takes stock of achievements and sets out new objectives.

Read the Final Report

Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children in Europe (2017-2019) 


Here is an overview highlighting in detail the actions carried out by the Council of Europe as a solid and coherant response aimed at protecting children in migration. The overview includes relevant resources linked to the results of the Action Plan.

Detailed overview of activities achieved


The Special Representative has published a handbook on “Family reunification for refugee and migrant children - Standards and promising practices”. It focuses on the reunification of families with children in the context of international migration, and in particular on reunification possibilities for unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children. 

The handbook is a practical guide addressed to those who design and apply laws and is conceived as a point of reference for capacity-building material, technical assistance, co-operation projects and new practices for and with relevant authorities and institutions.

Family reunification for refugee and migrant children - Standards and promising practices

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Publication on child-friendly approaches in migration: Launch of Turkish language version

16 March 2021 Ankara

16 March 2021, in Ankara, on the occasion of his visit to Turkey, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Ambassador Drahoslav Štefánek, (SRSG), is launching a Turkish version of the publication “Promoting child-friendly approaches in the area of migration:...

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Calendar Calendar

14.09 - Briefing on the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees implementation in Serbia (Belgrade)

15.09 - Regional Meeting on Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the Western Balkans

16.09 - Steering committee for the rights of the child (CDENF) plenary session on migration

24.09 - International conference on Statelessness and the right to a nationality in Europe

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