Enhancing reception and integration of unaccompanied children

The agency will join a panel debate on 31 January on how to improve reception and integration of unaccompanied children through family-based care.

The debate is part of an expert meeting in Vienna organised by International Organization for Migration and the International Federation of Educative Communities. They are presenting their EU-funded projects FAB-Fostering-across-borders and FORUM-FOR Unaccompanied minors which focus on training professionals and families.

These projects build on FRA’s recommendation to provide reception and accommodation of unaccompanied children in foster care.

During the debate, FRA will refer to its on-going work. This includes developing a practical guide to help child victims of trafficking or in need of protection, its assessment of the long term impact of the 2015 asylum emergency and its updates on the asylum and migration situation in 14 EU Member States.

This work is contributing to the European Commission’s Communication on the protection of children in migration.