Unaccompanied Minors in Belguim: Reception, return and integration arrangements

This study was undertaken in the first half of 2009 within the framework of the European Migration Network (EMN). It covers the official policies on reception, return and integration arrangements for unaccompanied minors (UMs) in Belgium, and contains statistical information.

The overall objective of this study is to assist political decision-makers at the European level and within the Member States to compare the situation of unaccompanied minors in the various EU countries; to fill a knowledge gap on their policies; and to draw from this comparison such conclusions as might then be used for making targeted improvements in the treatment of unaccompanied minors. On the country level, this study is also intended to raise awareness of the challenges and problems Belgium is facing in dealing with unaccompanied minors.

Published 2014-12-18

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