The PROUD project partners are delighted to announce that the conference “Integration for Unaccompanied Minors: A multidimensional approach by PROUD project”, will take place from 13th to 14th April 2022, in CROWNE PLAZA hotel in Athens.
This conference is organized to celebrate the completion of the 2-year course of the PROUD project, during which: a) Supported Independent Living (SIL) was promoted and enhanced as an alternative care practice for unaccompanied minors and b) a Mentoring scheme aiming to facilitate the integration process of the unaccompanied minors in their new communities was implemented, with notable positive results.
The conference aims to bring together the participating bodies from the four countries in a review of the integration framework and the services provided for unaccompanied minors (housing, education, vocational training) in Greece, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Good practices as well as the mentoring protocol that was developed and applied in Greece, facilitating the transition of unaccompanied minors from care structures to independent living, will be also presented.
The conference will be attended by representatives of the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Special Secretary for the Protection of the Unaccompanied Minors, the Deputy Ombudswoman for children’s rights, UNHCR, UNICEF, Greek institutional bodies, and actors of the civil society from around Europe. All participants will highlight how supervised independent living arrangements for children can play an important role in decreasing the reliance on institutional and residential care and why de-institutionalization is crucial in order to allow unaccompanied minors to acquire adequate individual support and the right to independent living.
English will be the official language of the conference and Greek/English translation will be provided on the first day.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for in person participation! For more info press here.
The conference will be simultaneously streamed via YouTube.
Day 1: https://youtu.be/9LedjBlH2t4
Day 2: https://youtu.be/xaefPNASsMA
PROUD (Promoting Supported Independent Living as an alternative care practice for unaccompanied minors) is an EU-funded project, implemented in Greece, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Its main objective is to improve the care of unaccompanied minors by enhancing the scheme of supervised independent living (SIL), to showcase its benefits and to promote it, as good practice, across countries of Europe.