Build capacity of grassroot organisations who work directly with missing children and their families | 2.000 euros
We organise bi-monthly webinars for our 30 members across Europe in an effort to improve their expertise and provide them with a platform to exchange best practice. Often times external speakers from European institutions as well as strong child right's organisations are invited to share their best practices and knowledge. Missing Children Europe also organises study visits for 116 000 missing children hotline professionals to learn from each other through peer exchanges. Funding this project would cover costs for the organisation of specialised webinars every second month as well as an expert training for 1 hotline to build expertise on helping missing children.
Managing missing children cases and collecting data | 8.000 euros
Often times the first question asked by the public is "how many children actually go missing in Europe every year?". This is often followed by, "how many are found?" The truth is that because of the lack of coherent data collection and management tools, it is almost impossible to have a real picture of the numbers of children who go missing and why. Without this data, it becomes much harder to develop relevant and effective projects, raise awareness amongst the public, lobby European leaders, enable funding for 116 000 missing children hotlines etc. It was for this reason that Missing Children Europe managed the creation of a state of the art Client Relationship Management software which has now been rolled out in 5 countries in Europe. Funding this project allows us to roll out this tool in an additional country and to train case managers to work with the software.
Preventing unaccompanied migrant children from going missing | 10.000 euros
The SUMMIT project aims at Safeguarding Unaccompanied Migrant Children from going Missing by Identifying Best Practices and Training Actors on Interagency Cooperation. The general objective of the project is to reduce the numbers of unaccompanied migrant children who go missing and to protect the rights that they are entitled to. This will be achieved through a number of concrete actions aimed at:
- Identifying risk factors to prevent the disappearance of unaccompanied migrant children from reception centres
- Developing a guidance on best practices for interagency cooperation in the event of a disappearance
By funding this project, we will be able to develop guidance which will be shared with all the people involved in safeguarding unaccompanied migrant children to prevent them from going missing.