Good practices in finding and implementing lasting solutions for children who are separated from their families

Period of implementation:

June 2014 - November 2015


Irish Refugee Council


Greek Council for Refugees, Greece

Defense for Children, The Netherlands

Human Rights League, Slovakia

Hope for Children, Cyprus

Platform for Minors in Exile, Belgium

People for Change, Malta

Children's Society, UK

Bundesfachverband Unblockeries Minderjährige Flüchtlinge, Germany

Forum Refugees, France

Implementation Countries:

Greece, Netherlands, Slovakia, Cyprus, Belgium, Malta, Great Britain, Germany, France


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

EU Commission-DG Home Affairs


The main goal of the program is to highlight good practice in the methodology followed by the competent authorities in identifying permanent and lasting solutions for the best interest of the child. This process should include an assessment of the best interest of the child in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Commission Comment No. 6 (2005) on the Rights of the Child, as well as European Commission guidelines in the context of of the European asylum system. Therefore, the main objective of the research is to investigate the methodology / practice followed to determine the lasting solution for the benefit of the child.


  • Research
  • Interviews with those who provide a permanent solution
  • Preparation of national reports
  • Creation of audiovisual material
  • Roundtable on exchange of findings
  • Compilation and distribution of International Comparative Reference
  • Creating Instructions and Tools etc.
  • Feedback
  • Web result with site links


8 National reports (1 from each participating country)

1 International benchmarking report, which will highlight relevant good practices

Guidelines and Tools for Service Providers on the Methodology for Finding a Permanent Solution

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