Protect children on the move

TERRE DES HOMMES EVENT "INTRA EU MIGRATION OF CHILDREN: SUPPORTING TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE PROTECTION"

Date 05/January/2017
Zones Europe, European Union
Tags children on the move, protection systems, migration, eu migration policy, transnational

TERRE DES HOMMES EVENT "INTRA EU MIGRATION OF CHILDREN: SUPPORTING TRANSNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE PROTECTION"

On December 16, 2016 a Terre des hommes workshop organized in the framework of the Mario Project took place in Brussels. The event gathered child protection professionals from NGOs and government agencies discussing transnational cooperation between EU Member States, with a view to support better decision making in relation to cross border child protection cases. The discussion focussed on the protection tools offered by international private law conventions (such as The Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction) and European Union instruments, particularly the Brussels IIbis regulation and the Dublin III regulation which are currently being reformed.

Speakers from the European Commission, UNHCR, IOM and Dutch government bodies shared current practice in relation to cross border management of child protection cases in different Member States; existing EU policies and initiatives to improve cross border cooperation were presented. Participants also discussed ideas and suggestions to extend the applicability of different EU instruments with a focus on the current reform proposals. Finally, they agreed that while it is necessary to improve the European legal framework regulating transnational protection of migrant children, governments must also take steps to effectively implement existing tools.

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