29 August 2013

Analysis of reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors in the EU

DEADLINE for submission of proposals: 24 October 2013

 The main objective of this Pilot Project is to identify good practices on prevention, reception, protection and integration policies for unaccompanied minors.

The Pilot project will cover the following specific objectives:

(a) Identifying prevention actions and policies vis-à-vis the group to which the Unaccompanied Minors belong (e.g. asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, children who enter illegally into the Union) and/or the country or region of origin

(b) Identifying good practices in measures to support protection programmes for Unaccompanied Minors in third countries.

(c) Identifying best practices on child reception and protection, and in particular on issues such as procedures at first encounter, legal representation, appointment of a guardian, access to and adequacy of reception facilities, initial interviews, education and medical care.

(d) Identifying good practices in specific measures and procedural guarantees for Unaccompanied Minors in the European Union.

(e) Evaluating the various experiences of combating the phenomenon of unaccompanied minors going missing and identifying best practices.

(f) Identifying best practices on restoring family unity and reintegration of Unaccompanied Minors in their countries of origin.

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is EUR 1.000.0004 .

The minimum grant will be EUR 200.000 and the maximum grant will be EUR 1.000.000. Financial contribution from the European Union cannot exceed 90 % of the total eligible costs of the action.

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