The latest news from Forum Project ( Third Newsletter)

FORUM National Conference In Italy On May 29th the national conference of the FORUM project was held in Milan, under the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and the Guarantor authority for children and adolescents. The conference was opened by the Councilor for Social Policies, Health and Rights of the Municipality of Milan, the President…


FORUM Conference at the European Parliament

Within the project FORUM, the event “How EU policies and funding can support national governments to ensure quality alternative care for children in migration”, organised by EUROCHILD will take place on 3 April 2019 on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels  and will be co-hosted by MEP Miriam Dalli and MEP Cécile Kyenge.…



The activity has been carried out on 30 October 2018 in Madrid, with the participation of 16 persons in representation of different organizations and institutions, including academics, NGOs, IOs, the ombudsman office of Andalucía and the child protection systems at regional level. The activity has been designed with a particular format, with the purpose of…


A Master training on Foster care for unaccompanied migrant children was held in Prague last 21st and 22nd January

The training has been organised within the project FORUM, co-financed by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union and co-ordinated by Fondazione L’Albero della Vita, in partnership with Accem (Spain), CSGYA ( Hungary), FICE(Austria), OPU ( Check Republic) and Slovenska Filantropija ( Slovenia), ISMU ( Italy), Eurochild( Belgium) and CORAM (UK). The…


The Experts of FORUM met in Milan

The expert group of the project FORUM met in Milan on October 17th to share expertise and information on the foster care system in Europe. The expert group is composed of 4 international experts on foster care for unaccompanied migrant children from Italy, UK, Ireland and Hungary; they have been engaged since the very beginning…


The Spanish experience of National focus gropus

ACCEM’s description of the focus groups held in Spain The Spanish Law on Protection of Childhood and Adolescence represents the legal basis both for the protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and for Spanish children in a situation of abandonment. Basically the competence in assuming the guardianship and assuring the protection of minors is of the…


National focus group with unaccompanied migrants children

A short report form the experience in Slovenia, through FORUM partner Slovenska Filantropija The number of unaccompanied children in Slovenia is relatively still low and most of them leave the country soon after their arrival; the majority of unaccompanied children are 15-17 year-old, boys and are usually accomodated in student house and dormitory. Alternatives to…


Education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe

A new policy memo published by EPIC (European Platform for Investing in Children) on approaches to education for unaccompanied migrant children in Europe.  The importance of migrant children’s access to education has been recognised by national and international governments. Hence, there are a variety of legal and policy frameworks applied at international, national and local levels…


Advocacy Toolkit

Better care services for separated and migrant children in Europe An increased consensus at political, institutional and civil society level is fundamental to boost foster care services for unaccompanied migrant children. In order to increase the engagement of key stakeholders to play a more active role in improving quality care of unaccompanied migrant children, EUROCHILD…

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