The text of Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)9 on life projects for unaccompanied migrant children, as proposed by the European Committee on Migration (CDMG), was adopted by the Committee of Ministers 12 July 2007.

Text of the Recommendation: en; fr; it; es; de; ru
Explanatory memorandum to the Recommendation: en; fr

Life Projects for unaccompanied migrant minors
A handbook for front-line professionals:
en; fr; it; es; de; ru


Program of implementation of life projects at the national level (2009-2010) - Funded by voluntary contributions from Andorra, Belgium (Walloon Region), France and the support of Italy.

  1. Promoting life projects

  2. Inform and train national experts and professionals on life projects - advising on policy objectives and practical applications, techniques to address common challenges, examples of good practice

    • Workshop I - June 4-5 2009, Rome, has allowed to:

      - Train 28 national experts from major countries with a strong presence of unaccompanied migrant minors: Belgium (3 experts), Bulgaria, Spain, France (2 experts), Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland;

      - Exchange information on policies and practices relating to unaccompanied migrants and experiences in this field;avoir un échange d’informations sur les politiques et pratiques relatives aux mineurs migrants non accompagnés et les expériences dans ce domaine ;

      - Initiate a pilot project to develop life projects in the participating countries.

    • Workshop II - 12-13 November 2009, Rome, has allowed to:

      - Evaluate the results of pilot test on implementation projects of life in some participating countries: Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, Netherlands and Switzerland;

      - Identify the challenges and good practices at national level;

      - Develop measures to extend the experience to other Member States confronted with the phenomenon of migration of unaccompanied minors.

  3. Prepare a training manual on life projects

    A consultant is responsible for preparing a draft manual.

    An excerpt from the handbook has already been translated and distributed to participants of the Workshop I. As a training document, it provided a support during the pilot project at the national level.

    The final text of manual will be available late December 2009.

Concept - original file  

Regional Conference of the Council of Europe on the “Migration of unaccompanied minors: acting in the best interests of the child” Malaga (Spain), 27-28 October 2005 - (Working documents)

Proceedings -  EN ; FR