Advocacy with European Institutions
Children go missing everywhere, and the disappearance of a child is not confined to national borders. As a federation composed of grassroots organisations, Missing Children Europe wishes to focus on those fields where European coordination, harmonisation, and representation constitutes an added value over the work of national stakeholders.
To support these European efforts, it is also vital to raise the profile of the issue and to gain better understanding and support from European leaders and institutions in an effort to push European and national governments to similarly fund and support national and local efforts to protect missing children.
Recent initiatives in developing this cooperation with EU policy makers included several conferences and a photo exhibition organised at the European Parliament during the week of International Missing Children's day.