FRA presented the preliminary findings of its children and justice project at a high-level conference in Dubrovnik that took place from 26 to 28 March.
FRA took part at the European Commission’s inter-service meeting on the rights of the child on 1 April.
On 17 March, FRA took part in a meeting via a video-conference link on trafficking in human beings organised by European Asylum Support Office with Member States and Justice and Home Affairs agencies.
FRA took part in a workshop on “Right to Justice: Quality Legal Assistance for Unaccompanied Children”, organised by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), which took place on 4 March in Brussels.
FRA took part in the fourth meeting of the European Commission's informal expert group on the rights of the child that took place in Brussels on 18 February.
On 14 November, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), together with the French MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, organised a public hearing at the European Parliament on undocumented children entitled “A child is a child: Defining the EU’s role in protecting the rights of undocumented migrant children”.
Many children across the EU continue to suffer from poverty, discrimination or violence, despite EU and national efforts. As EU bodies prepare for a new Commission and Parliamentary elections, FRA reminds future EU policy makers of the need for child rights to remain on their political agendas.
The annual conference of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC) was held from 25 to 27 September in Brussels.
On 17-18 June, FRA took part in the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) expert meeting on family tracing.
MEP Nathalie Griesbeck has presented a motion for a European Parliament Resolution on the situation of unaccompanied and separated children.