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RADAR project: child participation to better protect children who run away

RADAR project: child participation to better protect children who run away

Missing Children Europe (MCE) wants every child to be respected and believes that children should provide their valuable contribution on all issues that directly concern them. That’s why through our RADAR project (Running Away: Drivers – Awareness – Responses) we aim to achieve genuine progress in the understanding of children who run away and to guarantee better protection and care for them across the European Union (EU). We want to raise awareness by offering a true representation of the issue and to develop trainings and advocacy messages that derive from a holistic understanding of the experiences of runaway children, learning directly through their voices and active participation.

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Children continue to go missing despite lockdowns. Fund 116 000 hotlines to support children and their families

Children continue to go missing despite lockdowns. Fund 116 000 hotlines to support children and their families

This International Missing Children's day, we launch our two annual reports, Figures and Trends and Annual Review 2019, and encourage EU Institutions, Member States, foundations, and individuals to support hotline services during these challenging times of the pandemic.
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Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit a Volunteer Financial Assistant

Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit a Volunteer Financial Assistant

Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit a volunteer to support the Brussels based General Secretariat in preparation of project budgets&annual accounts, support the development of financial reports as well as other administrative tasks related to the day to day running of the finances. 

 


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Vacancy: Project Officer for Runaways and Hotlines

Vacancy: Project Officer for Runaways and Hotlines

Missing Children Europe is looking to recruit a versatile and dynamic Project Officer with a true passion for children’s rights, to coordinate activities and advocate for policy change in the field of missing children, in particular related to runaways and the 116 000 hotline network. 


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Abena, and 30 000 other children went missing in Europe - training and better cross-border cooperation could have prevented it.

Abena, and 30 000 other children went missing in Europe - training and better cross-border cooperation could have prevented it.

Missing Children Europe and its partners want to radically improve the ways that professionals cooperate across borders in their response to missing and trafficked children in migration. 
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Tiny and Apollo want you to stand up for children on the move today

Tiny and Apollo want you to stand up for children on the move today

To create a more welcoming society for all children, we must look at the way each of us talks about migration and the children affected by it. 
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Mediation week, 14-20 October 2019

Mediation week, 14-20 October 2019

With this global week, we aim to promote the importance of family mediation in parental abduction cases, which provides a successful solution in child abduction cases. Unfortunately, mediation still remains a solution that is not sufficiently used in Europe.
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Over 100 million missing children posters viewed thanks to NotFound

Over 100 million missing children posters viewed thanks to NotFound

On #NotFoundDay, Missing Children Europe encourages website owners and companies to help find missing children by simply downloading NotFound application to their websites. 
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Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit an Intern in Administration/Finances

Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit an Intern in Administration/Finances

Missing Children Europe is seeking to recruit an Intern in Administration/Finances to support the Brussels’ based General Secretariat starting October 2019 for a 5 to 6 months period.

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The EU must stop the criminalisation of solidarity with migrants and refugees

The EU must stop the criminalisation of solidarity with migrants and refugees

The criminalisation of solidarity in Europe is soaring. The number of individuals criminalised for humanitarian activities has grown tenfold, from 10 people in 2015 to 104 in 2018.
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11 tips to keep children safe over the holidays

11 tips to keep children safe over the holidays

Summer is here, bringing with it the hard-to-resist promise of sun, sea and loved ones. Yet, the holiday season can also be a stressful time for families travelling. From navigating within large crowds to getting acquainted with an unfamiliar place, we understand the struggle of balancing sightseeing without losing sight of your kids.
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The Brussels IIa recast: Being heard is not enough

The Brussels IIa recast: Being heard is not enough

We welcome the update to the 2003 Regulation. We are very pleased that the Brussels IIa recast gives more visibility to mediation and alternative dispute resolution. We regret however that while remaining a right of the child, hearing the child is under the revised Regulation still no absolute obligation.

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