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European Commission expert group discusses EU funds for protecting migrant children

Over 70 representatives from EU Member States, EU and UN agencies took part in a migrant children expert group meeting on 24 June.

FRA provided an update of its work, covering recent publications and ongoing activities such as guardianship for unaccompanied children.

The meeting focused on the new Funding Programme 2021-2027 and the asylum, migration and integration fund.

EU and national presentations illustrated good practices for efficiently using EU funds to protect migrant children.

The European Commission established the group to follow up on the implementation of the 2017 Communication on Children in Migration.