Raising Awareness on Unaccompanied Minors (UAMs)’ Rights in Europe by Targeting UAMs through an Info Campaign and Involving them in its Development (EUAM II)

Duration: March 2009 – September 2010

The project aimed to raise awareness among Unaccompanied Minors on the rights they are entitled to. Through this project the IOM compendium of “best practices and key recommendations in first reception, protection and treatment of unaccompanied minors”, developed within the framework of the IOM/ARGO project, was further updated to include findings and recommendations regarding the potential departure of Unaccompanied Minors from reception structures. This updated manual was disseminated amongst policymakers, stakeholders and practitioners. Further, a movie was shot, using the fiction shows through six different stories the rights granted to Unaccompanied Minors as children.

Participating countries were Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.

The publication created in the framework of this project, was intended for government authorities and public institutions working on children, migration and refugee issues, law enforcement agencies, NGOs and social services, international organizations, expert researchers and policy makers.

This project was co-financed by the European Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Program 2007.