In recent years, thousands of girls and boys have reached Europe without their parents, and sought international
protection. Many of them experienced violence, abuse and neglect in their home countries, and while in
transit. They have the right to be protected in line with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of
the Child, the European Convention on Human Rights, and European Union law. This report explores the challenges and good practices gathered in the implementation of such relocation
programmes. Based on information FRA collected in 10 EU Member States, it aims to help national authorities
to support the relocation of unaccompanied children by taking measures that are fully rights compliant
and practically feasible.