CONNECT Project Report

The CONNECT project concerns reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied children, with a focus on how actors work individually and together to respond to the rights of these children and fulfil EU law obligations in their regard. Through country mappings (in Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and the development of tools, the ultimate purpose of CONNECT is to contribute to concrete and practical measures that support actors better to address the needs and rights of these children.

The CONNECT project takes place against a backdrop of significant legislative developments at EU level, with Member States faced with the task of reviewing how they organise and resource national actors to fulfil new legislative obligations. There is also increased recognition at EU level of the need to fulfil all children’s rights and the benefits of reinforcing child protection systems to protect children in vulnerable situations, including unaccompanied children.

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Published 2016-05-20