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Nidos and Europe

In recent years, Nidos has made contacts with organizations from various European countries that are occupied with UMAs. The idea emerged to exchange ‘good practices’ with regard to the guardianship of UMAs and to set up a European network of guardian institutions for this purpose. In 2008 and the following years, Nidos was granted various European subsidies for this purpose and has worked together intensively with partners from various countries. In 2012, follow-up subsidies were applied for. As a result of this, in 2013, four new European projects were started. In addition, one project that was set up in 2012 has continued: Monitoring Return of Minors. This project will be explained below.


The CONNECT project which Nidos is implementing, with a subsidy from the European Commission, along with organizations from Sweden, Italy and Great Britain, is aimed at identifying ‘good practices’ and improving the collaboration between actors involved in the care, protection and integration of UMAs in Europe. The project began on 1 October 2013 and has […]

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Chain management

Under the Dutch ERG, Nidos is carrying out a project of one and a half years, with the objective of kick-starting the chain management concerning minor victims of human trafficking in the Netherlands. The project emerged from a project by the COA concerning protected care for this group. At the end of the project, the […]

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Reception and living in families

The majority of the UMAs are taken care of in Europe within institutional forms of care. Care within a family environment only takes place incidentally and knowledge about this is fragmented; while the ECHR states for instance that children should preferably grow up in a family environment. Care within families also appears to be a […]

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Dublin support for guardians

In anticipation of the implementation of Dublin III as of January 2014 and the questions which this is expected to give rise to from the field, Nidos has started a project with partners from France and Belgium, under the European Refugee Fund (ERG). The project involves for instance developing a Dublin helpdesk for the guardians […]

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Monitoring Return of Minors

Under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), if UMAs are to return to their country of origin, the Member States of the European Union have the responsibility to take account of the child’s interests in all decisions concerning the child. However, there is little knowledge whether the ECHR is observed within this framework, since […]

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