An official list of Recommendations and a joint Statement were released today by EPIC partner organizations following the seven e-roundtables held from the 22nd of October to the 2nd of December 2020, with the aim to improve alternative care services for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.
The roundtables, which were organized online due to the current pandemic emergency, were attended by EPIC partner organizations and over 250 stakeholders. The aim was to share experiences and good practice related to their efforts to welcome and support migrant children who find themselves alone in the host countries.
The activities and programs presented by the participants differ in many ways depending on the host country and on the background, needs and age of the children but they are all shaped around ensuring that each child is guaranteed the full and effective enjoyment of their rights.
Along with the Recommendations, the nine EPIC partners released an official statement committing to creating more inclusive and welcoming cities. The statement calls for citizens and institutions in every European city to promote and support the integration and flourishing of unaccompanied migrant children with the goal to build a more inclusive and respectful Europe.
The Recommendations and the official Statement may be found below in English, Spanish, Italian and Czech.