On 24 November 2022, Fundación Cepaim is holding a “Transnational Workshop on “Migrant Children’s Transition to Adulthood” in Madrid, Spain. The workshop is organised in the framework of the multilateral project “Building Futures, Sharing Good Practices: Migrant Children’s Transition to Adulthood” – UACFutures”, co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Council of Europe.

The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness and strengthen the knowledge of relevant professionals in supporting unaccompanied children during their transition to adulthood. The participants will, inter alia, discuss promising practices on participatory strategies for unaccompanied migrant children, access to basic rights and legal support, and access to accommodation. Interactive working tables will foster exchanges of experiences and strengthen transnational and multiagency co-operation between Council of Europe member States.

The workshop will bring together representatives from public authorities, international organisations, child protection agencies, social and legal professionals, civil society organisations, academia, and other relevant actors involved in the protection of unaccompanied children and young refugees and migrants.

See the Concept Note for more information.

Project Description

The project aims to foster long-term improvements in the quality of support for unaccompanied migrant children during their transition to adulthood at the European level, with a particular focus on Greece, Spain and the Netherlands. This will, inter alia, be achieved through the exchange of promising practices and the identification of practical solutions in the field.

The project addresses four key areas of particular importance for unaccompanied migrant children during the transition to adulthood:(a) psychological impact and support; (b) legal support and access to basic rights; (c) access to education and the labour market; (d) access to accommodation.

The project is co-funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Council of Europe. It is coordinated by the Council of Europe and jointly implemented with Special Secretariat for the Protection of Unaccompanied Minors of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum of GreeceSolidarityNow (Greece), Stichting Nidos (Netherlands) and Fundación Cepaim (Spain).

The partners will bring together multiple stakeholders working in the field to exchange good practices, develop publications and training materials, and deliver trainings. Public authorities, institutions, NGOs, international institutions and other actors will share experiences from around Europe to enhance know-how on specific challenges and identify practical solutions. A sustained dialogue across Europe that will contribute to a better understanding of good practices in supporting unaccompanied migrant children’s transition to adulthood, will be stimulated under the leadership of the Council of Europe and further supported by the partners in Greece, Spain and the Netherlands, with the direct involvement of other member States.

The project is running from January 2022 to June 2023.

Jointly implemented with:

 

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Co-operation Programmes Division - Department for the Implementation of Human Rights, Justice and Legal Co-operation Standards, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law

 

Lilja Grettarsdottir

Head of Division

 

Sergey Dikman

Head of the Innovation and Development Unit