Celebrate with Missing Children Europe
Help us train frontline professionals to coordinate across borders for the protection of missing children
Recent data shows that more than 30 000 young newcomers went missing in Europe between 2014-2017. These children are at risk of starvation, homelessness and being forced into criminal networks. With limited safe and legal ways to move across countries, towards and within Europe, unaccompanied children are vulnerable to going missing and exploitation.
To help sustain our work with children in migration and continue to train frontline professionals on the ground to prevent the disappearance of these vulnerable children, we are launching a new fundraising campaign: Celebrate with Missing Children Europe.
From 19 November 2019 until 6 January 2020, we aim to raise enough money to train at least 35 frontline professionals from different European countries. Each donation of 150 EUR will allow us to train one professional and impact the lives of countless children in need.
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
How can you help?
We have asked Boroka, Lin and Agata to design some Christmas e-cards for you. Please, make a donation, choose your favourite e-card(s) and send it to your family, friends and network and help Missing Children Europe reach the goal.
If you represent a company or a school, we are happy to add your logo and the name of your company/school to the e-card, see the example below. For any changes please send us an e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Create a #CelebrateWithMCE fundraiser at your school: click here
Fundraise for #CelebrateWithMCE with your company: click here
How does it work?
1. Choose your favourite of the e-cards
2. Make us a bank transfer of your desired amount. 150 EUR will allow us to train one person, but every contribution is valuable
Are you a resident of Belgium, Luxembourg or France? For donations of 40 EUR or higher, you are eligible for a tax exemption certificate. Please transfer to:
IBAN: BE 41 3630 2576 0210
Communication: Celebrate with Missing Children Europe + "Tax certificate required".
For all other donations, please use the bank account details below:
IBAN: BE43 310 165 832 401
Communication: Celebrate with Missing Children Europe.
You can also donate via Paypal.
3. Send us an email at email@example.com with the bank info and the number of your desired e-card. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that after 20 December, much of our office will be on holiday.
4. Spread the word. Let everyone know about Celebrate with Missing Children Europe’s campaign by posting on social media, using the hashtag #CelebrateWithMCE and tagging us:
Fundraise for us on Facebook
With this link, you will be able to easily create a fundraiser for Missing Children Europe
Missing Children Europe‘s impact
In 2015, we found that one of the main challenges faced by frontline professionals was cooperation across European borders. Since then, Missing Children Europe has striven to provide these professionals with the training they need to cooperate more efficiently with one another.
Last year, we trained close to 90 professionals from 54 different organisations across the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden, Italy and Greece. On 4 December 2019, we will train new professionals to further improve frontline processes.
We used simulations around the fictive cases of Abena and Qiro to mimic the real world. Together, NGOs, migration authorities, police forces and local authorities worked across borders to solve these disappearances. They made real-time judgement calls on how to cooperate with international partners, drawing on their knowledge and expertise to respond appropriately to the simulated disappearances.