Best Practices for a Coordinated Approach to Assist Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers and Former UAMs in EUMS (CAUAM)

Duration: June 2010 – December 2011

The overall objective of this project was to contribute to the creation of a common approach for better addressing the needs of (former) unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. In order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and good practices between old and new EU Member States, the project was implemented in ten EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom.

On the basis of primary and secondary research, IOM Vienna produced a country report which illustrates the situation of (former) unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors in Austria. It provides information on various core topics, such as the asylum procedure, accommodation, education or integration that significantly shape the life of (former) unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in Austria. Both the Austrian country report as well as the synthesis report, which compares the research findings of all ten countries that took part in the project, are available online:

The project was co-financed by the European Refugee Fund, the Ministère de l’immigration, de l’intégration, de l’identité nationale et du développement solidaire, Service de l’asile, France, the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior, IOM the Hague, and UNHCR UK.