Stronger international cooperation is needed to protect thousands of refugee and migrant children

Stronger international cooperation is needed to protect thousands of refugee and migrant children

Representatives of Missing Children Europe and Child Helpline International had the opportunity to visit refugee camps in Greece as well as learn about the actions of their Greek member “The Smile of the Child”.
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Budget cuts for missing children hotlines result in lack of support for families in a moment of crisis

Budget cuts for missing children hotlines result in lack of support for families in a moment of crisis

In 2015, the European network of missing children hotlines responded to 209 841 calls related to missing children. However funding from the EU to national hotlines was discontinued in 2015 leading to a drop in the budget (52%) and in human resources (31%) handling missing children cases.
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International Missing Children’s day 2016: Sounding the alarm for an invisible group of missing children

International Missing Children’s day 2016: Sounding the alarm for an invisible group of missing children

Several awareness raising efforts will be launched this week to help change attitudes and increase support towards all groups of missing children. An event is being organised at the European Parliament with a focus on urgent measures needed for unaccompanied children. In particular EU leaders will be encouraged to discuss the Dublin review
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Call for proposals: Scoping research on the impact of missing children publicity appeals

Call for proposals: Scoping research on the impact of missing children publicity appeals

Missing Children Europe is launching a call for proposals for a scoping research allowing to understand experiences from grassroots professionals working with missing children and their families and using public appeals in their efforts to find missing children.
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Training professionals to prevent and respond to thousands of migrant child disappearances

Training professionals to prevent and respond to thousands of migrant child disappearances

In response to the disappearance of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children arriving in Europe, the SUMMIT project is organising a training seminar for grassroots professionals that will take place today and tomorrow (14-15 April) in Brussels.
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Hiring: Finance and HR Officer

Hiring: Finance and HR Officer

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a Finance & HR Officer to manage the finances and the staff administration of the AISBL If you believe you qualify for this position please send along your CV and letter outlining your motivation (1 page max.) to Missing Children Europe, Hélène Decloux, Finance and HR Officer by email: helene.decloux@missingchildreneurope.eu by 20 April 2016. Interviews are planned to take place in the week of 25 April 2016.

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Training Seminar on good practices to prevent & respond to the disappearance of unaccompanied children - APPLY NOW!

Training Seminar on good practices to prevent & respond to the disappearance of unaccompanied children - APPLY NOW!

The training will be open to 50 grassroots professionals including law enforcement, guardians, reception centre operators/social services and hotline operators for missing children. Participation and accommodation are provided for FREE. Your travel expenses will also be fully reimbursed. Apply now.

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The fate of missing unaccompanied children: Launch of the SUMMIT report on safeguarding children

The fate of missing unaccompanied children: Launch of the SUMMIT report on safeguarding children

Findings from an in-depth study on the issue of the disappearance of unaccompanied migrant children reflects insight from the actors who deal primarily with the reception of unaccompanied children and those who focus on the disappearance of children.
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Understanding how Europe is protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation

Understanding how Europe is protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation

Missing Children EuropeECPAT and eNACSO have launched a report that examines the transposition of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography by 27 EU Member States.
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Europol confirms the disappearance of 10,000 migrant children in Europe

Europol confirms the disappearance of 10,000 migrant children in Europe

According to Europol at least 10,000 refugee children are unaccounted for after arriving in Europe with many feared to be exploited and abused for sexual or labour purposes.
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Celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Today commemorates the 26th anniversay of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
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