Staff at Missing Children Europe continues to do their part to protect missing and exploited children while limiting the spread of COVID-19, by working from home. We have moved all physical meetings to online and have cancelled all travel until further notice. Nonetheless, there is permanence in the office (Mon-Fri 9:30-16:30, +32 2 894 74 84) and you can always contact us by email.

Some people have no issues or difficulties, having worked from home in the past. Others may not have had the opportunity to telework before, so this may have come as a drastic change to their work life. Therefore, we would like to offer you some tips and tricks about how to develop a healthy work/life balance, as well as how to communicate with children about coronavirus, including online resources for child rights supporters, parents, children and organisations. Resources include technical notes, advice and guidelines, and examples of best practice and inspiration. These can be used to help you support both children and young people as well as parents and professionals who are concerned or affected by coronavirus. 

Additionally, if you're concerned about the mental health of a loved one, here's a useful guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For parents

For children

  • EU Learning corner - this is where you’ll find games, competitions and activity books to discover the EU in a fun way
  • Google Arts & Culture: Virtual reality tours features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives

For organisations

  • Online course: Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People
  • COVID19 Children on the Move Quick Tips by UNICEF
  • WHO's materials and infographics on COVID-19 to share on social media
  • Technical Note: Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic