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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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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Missing Children Europe appoints Liuska Sanna as Secretary General

Missing Children Europe appoints Liuska Sanna as Secretary General

Missing Children Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Liuska Sanna to the post of Secretary General, effective from February 15th
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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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