On 23 January, the Agency took part in a meeting on the volunteer guardianship system for unaccompanied migrant and asylum-seeking children in Italy.
Guardians remain a key element of a protection system for children who are temporarily or permanently deprived of their family environment and who cannot have their interests represented by their parents.
The Agency took part in the annual conference on child protection in international protection procedures in Malta from 5 to 6 December.
During the FRA Director’s visit to Poland, national authorities hosted a seminar on child poverty on 30 November.
The Agency took part in the first European Commission meeting of experts on the protection of children in migration.
As part of its support to Italy and Greece, the Agency helped train volunteer guardians on 24 November, in Cagliari, Italy.
On Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shines a light on differences in legal minimum ages to help the EU and its Member States eliminate inconsistencies, protection gaps and seemingly arbitrary restrictions resulting from different age thresholds.
EU Member States, the European Commission, representatives of other EU institutions and relevant EU Agencies came together for the the second meeting of the Subgroup to the High Level Commission Expert Group on Radicalisation (HLCEG-R).
The Agency is helping the European Asylum Support Office to develop a tool for Member States to assess the best interests of the child in the context of asylum.
Under a new Italian law on protecting unaccompanied children, volunteer guardians for unaccompanied migrant and asylum seeking children can be nominated.