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Nidos and Europe

Nidos has been working in the European context since 2007 and has cooperated with (international) organisations from many European countries. Nidos has been involved in many international projects on guardianship and reception of unaccompanied and separated children ever since and also cooperates with the European Commission, EASO and FRA. Nidos is also responsible for setting up an European Guardianship Network (EGN) with funding of the EC from 2018-2020.


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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