The Agency discussed with Member States and civil society representatives the creation of an EASO network of vulnerability experts.
The Agency took part in a European Commission meeting on strategic litigation to defend the rights of children and to end child labour in supply chains.
The Agency has published two new language versions of its checklist for professionals as guidance to ensure child-friendly proceedings.
The Agency, together with the Italian Independent Authority for Children and Adolescents, has prepared a note summarising the main changes relating to guardianship for unaccompanied children in Italy.
The Agency gave an update on its child rights work during a European Commission Interservice Group Meeting in Brussels on 20 February which representatives from different Directorates-General attended. Specific attention was given to the follow-up of the 11th European Forum on the rights of the child in November 2017, that focused on children deprived of liberty.
The Agency and EASO organised training on 20 and 21 February in Athens for child protection staff working in the Greek reception and identification centers.
On 9 February, the Agency took part in training for candidate guardians for unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children in Italy’s Abruzzo region.
The Agency took part in the Council of Europe’s drafting group responsible for developing standards on guardianship for children in the context of migration.
On 30 January, the Agency took part in a European Commission expert workshop on the implementation of the child sexual abuse directive with regards to children with disabilities.
The Agency emphasised the need to integrate young refugees and migrants into society during a panel debate at the 5th Act.Now International Mayors’ Conference in Vienna.