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Discussing guardianship in Lithuania

FRA took part in a workshop in Vilnius 18 and 19 June on enhancing Lithuania’s guardianship model. The European Asylum Agency organised the event.

Child protection services from different regions, border authorities, as well as staff from the migration department, reception centres, Ombudsperson, Ombudsperson for children, UNHCR Lithuania, European Guardianship Network and representatives from Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands all attended.

The aim of the workshop was to assess the current guardianship system and discuss possible changes needed in law and in practice.

FRA presented different models of guardianship in EU member States based on its research and its handbook, and the new elements strengthening guardianship in the Pact on Migration and Asylum.