Family mediation: a successful solution in child abduction cases

Family mediation: a successful solution in child abduction cases

Today marks the beginning of International Mediation Week which aims to promote the importance of family mediation in parental abduction cases. Despite its success rate, mediation remains a solution that is not sufficiently used in Europe. 
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Page not found, neither is Hannah

Page not found, neither is Hannah

On 25 September, we launch the first annual #NotFoundDay to raise awarenss about the Notfound.org web app, which converts useless 404 website error pages into posters of missing children.
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10 tips to keep children safe during the summer holidays

10 tips to keep children safe during the summer holidays

It's finally summer! But amidst the temptations of sun, sea and sand, holidays with children, especially abroad or by the seaside, can quickly become a stressful situation. This is why we have made a list of 10 tips to make sure your holidays are less stressful for both yourselves and the kids.
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Missing Children Europe brings attention to the insecure funding of the 116 000 hotline by showing what children leave behind

Missing Children Europe brings attention to the insecure funding of the 116 000 hotline by showing what children leave behind

To raise awareness of the 116 000 hotline, we recreated the number in front of the European Parliament with donations of children’s clothing, toys and books - what is left behind when a child goes missing. 

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Missing children in Europe: children as young as five running away from home and care

Missing children in Europe: children as young as five running away from home and care

On the occasion of International Missing Children’s Day commemorated on May 25 across the globe, Missing Children Europe has launched its new Figure and Trends report on missing children for 2017.

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Runaways: UNSEEN and UNHEARD: What’s left behind when… a child runs away?

Runaways: UNSEEN and UNHEARD: What’s left behind when… a child runs away?

Every year, May 25 commemorates International Missing Children’s Day across the world. This year, Missing Children Europe needs your help to highlight the largest group of missing children: runaway children by hosting a symposium and collecting donations of children’s clothes, toys and books that will be used to trace out the 116 000 number in front of the European Parliament.

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Using coercion to fingerprint children looking for safety is unacceptable

Using coercion to fingerprint children looking for safety is unacceptable

The European Parliament is now discussing if children as young as 14 years old could be coerced to obtain their fingerprint when arriving in Europe. Missing Children Europe, together with 22 other signatories, urges the EU to exempt children and vulnerable groups from all forms of coercion in the EURODAC Regulation.
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BRUSSELS IIa regulation: Mediation between parents and listening to children in court cases affecting them makes all the difference

BRUSSELS IIa regulation: Mediation between parents and listening to children in court cases affecting them makes all the difference

The European Parliament voted on a set of amendments to the Brussels IIa Regulation proposal, the most important judicial instrument in cases of international child abduction. Here are the two most relevant amendments and our accompanying recommendations.

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Bouncing back after an international parental child abduction

Bouncing back after an international parental child abduction

Missing Children EuropeChild Focus (Belgium), the University of AntwerpCentrum IKO (the Netherlands), CFPE-Enfants Disparus (France) and the French Ministry of Justice have launched a research study to measure the wellbeing of children who were abducted by a parent and looked into the circumstances that influence this wellbeing.
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Opinion in the Standaard: Te veel minderjarigen op de vlucht verdwijnen van de radar

Opinion in the Standaard: Te veel minderjarigen op de vlucht verdwijnen van de radar

Dat een 9 jarige niet-begeleide minderjarige vreemdeling uit een officiële instelling verdwijnt en niet eens als vermist wordt opgegeven, zoals dat dit weekend in Brussel gebeurde met Brahim, is in Europa helaas geen uitzonderlijk vooral.
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Caught in the middle: Children abducted by a parent make up 23% of missing children cases

Caught in the middle: Children abducted by a parent make up 23% of missing children cases

To raise awareness of parental abduction and mediation, a symposium “Caught in the middle” will be organised at the European Parliament on June 8th to connect the dots between mediators, policy makers, legal professionals, hotlines for missing children on issues related to parental abductions/cross-border family conflicts.
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Missing children in Europe: Children running away from difficult home situations on the rise

Missing children in Europe: Children running away from difficult home situations on the rise

On the occasion of International Missing Children’s day commemorated on May 25 across the globe, Missing Children Europe has launched its new Figure and Trends on missing children report for 2016.
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