Missing Children Europe launches app to empower young newcomers in Europe to find safety

Missing Children Europe launches app to empower young newcomers in Europe to find safety

Missing Children Europe launches the Miniila app for young newcomers. Miniila is a smart mobile phone app that offers information about the rights and local support services available to help children on the move find their way to safety in Europe.
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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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NOW HIRING: Junior Communication Officer

NOW HIRING: Junior Communication Officer

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a versatile and dynamic Junior Communication officer to support execute and implement communication, marketing and press activities and efforts for the organisation.
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NOW HIRING: Secretary General for a team of 9 at Missing Children Europe

NOW HIRING: Secretary General for a team of 9 at Missing Children Europe

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a new Secretary General to lead the day-to-day management of the organisation, reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the President of the organisation.
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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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Vacancy for a Junior Project Officer - Apply by 19 May 2017

Vacancy for a Junior Project Officer - Apply by 19 May 2017

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a versatile and dynamic Junior Project Officer to support the organisation’s activities and initiatives in the field of missing and exploited children, in particular the implementation of the “AMINA Programme - Safeguarding migrant children across Europe”.
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Child rights organisations welcome European Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees

Child rights organisations welcome European Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees

The European Commission’s new policy guidelines launched today, which provide concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children arriving in Europe, have been broadly welcomed by child rights organisations.
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Once missing - never forgotten? The case for and against publicity appeals for missing children

Once missing - never forgotten? The case for and against publicity appeals for missing children

A new report out today titled “Once missing – never forgotten?” calls for better protection for former missing children and their families from the possible negative impact of publicity appeals.
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