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Ensuring a rights perspective for migrant children

The Agency took part in a high-level meeting on Europe’s challenge to ensure a rights perspective for children in migration held at the Swedish Parliament on 24 April.

Sweden has an inter-parliamentary group on children issues, and the Swedish Minister for Children, Elderly and Equality of Sweden participated in the event. The expert meeting was co-organised by the Swedish Ombusdperson for Children, the Parliament and the Children’s Welfare Foundation. The Agency contributed to a panel discussion on child rights challenges in the new Common European Asylum System (CEAS).

During the meeting, the European Ombudspersons for Children Network (ENOC) adopted a statement urging the European institutions and EU Member States to ensure a child rights perspective in the development of the new CEAS.