Eurochild: How EU policies and funding can support national governments to ensure quality alternative care for children in migration
3 April, 13:00-15:00 | European Parliament, room JAN 4Q2, Brussels B-1047, Belgium
The EU has taken important steps in recent years to ensure that children in migration are well protected and that they grow up in inclusive societies where their rights are respected and fulfilled.
Eurochild’s roundtable discussion, hosted by Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Miriam Dalli and Cécile Kyenge, will bring together MEPs, European Commission officials, and civil society from both EU and national level. Its aim is to capitalise on existing EU commitments on the issue of protection of children in migration and will look at how EU policies and the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) will champion these commitments, ensuring that children in migration and those unaccompanied in particular, grow up in inclusive societies where their rights are respected.
Civil society from national level will share good practices from quality care alternatives and how these can be multiplied across the EU.
The EU project ‘FORUM for Unaccompanied Minors: transfer of knowledge for professionals to increase foster care‘, coordinated by Fondazione l’Albero della Vita (Italy), aims to expand national systems of family – based care for the reception of unaccompanied migrant children. The project as well as this event are funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union (2014-2020).