#LostinMigration: Recommendations to EU and national leaders to end the disappearance, suffering and exploitation of children in migration

Coinciding with the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council, Missing Children Europe joined hands with the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society to bring together key stakeholders concerned with the protection of migrant children’s rights across Europe between the 26-27 January.

At the conference, 160 professionals took stock of the situation and the current challenges of this children rights crisis. Based on the research, expertise and recommendations put forward by stakeholders at the “Lost in migration” conference, forward looking operational and policy recommendations were developed for policy makers.

These recommendations include 10 operational and policy recommendations and 7 cross-cutting recommendations on the overall policy framework, data and funding. They have been drafted and endorsed together with over 50 child rights organisations. The recommendations include aspects on improving accommodation and reception conditions, ensuring access to trained guardians for children, the right for children to be heard and informed and more. These conclusions will be shared with EU and national Ministers, Commissioners and Heads of States and policies will be monitored over the next year to see whether progress has been made to protect children in light of these recommendations. If you want to endorse these recommendations, you can still do so through this form. We invite you to share these recommendations with your national politicians.

Read the conclusions here.


Organisations that endorse these conclusions:

147 Rat auf Draht
Aditus foundation
ASGI - Association for Legal Studies on Immigration
Belgian Migration Office

BJR - Bavarian Youth Council

Bertelsmann Stiftung
Cesvi Fondazione Onlus

Child Circle
Child Focus
Child Helpline International
Child Rights Consult
Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
ChildFund Alliance
Cidis Onlus
Dedalus Social Cooperative
Defence for Children-ECPAT Netherlands
Don Bosco International
ECPAT Belgium
ECPAT Germany
ECPAT UK
ECRE
Eurochild
European Network of Migrant Women (ENOMW)
FAPMI-ECPAT Spain
FONDAZIONE MUSEKE ONLUS
Fundación ANAR (116000 hotline in Spain)
Global Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children
HOPE FOR CHILDREN CRC POLICY CENTER
ICMC Europe
Immigrant Council of Ireland
INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICE (SWITZERLAND)

Irish Refugee Council
Istituto Don Calabria
Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaften Österreichs

Kopin
Lasten perusoikeudet - Children´s Fundamental Rights ry
MALTA EMIGRANTS COMMISSION
METAdrasi
Minor-Ndako vzw
National Institute for Childhood, President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society Malta
Nidos
PICUM-Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
Save the Children

SOS Children's Villages International
Telefono Azzurro

Terre des Hommes
Terre des Hommes
The Children's Society
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, (EU Affairs Office)
The Salvation Army, Sweden and Latvia
The Smile of the Child
World Vision

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