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European Commission discussed guardianship systems in EU Member States

On 17 February, the European Commission expert group on children and migration met to discuss guardianship for unaccompanied children.

At the meeting, FRA presented the findings of its new report “Guardianship systems for unaccompanied children in the EU: developments since 2014”. The report gives an overview of the functioning of guardianship systems in all EU Member States, North Macedonia and Serbia and main developments since a previous report published in 2014. The meeting was attended by 80 representatives from EU Member States, UN and EU agencies and selected NGOs. The expert group was set up to follow-up the implementation of the 2017 European Commission Communication on the protection of children in migration.