Terre des hommes Foundation together with the Embassy of France in Romania organized an event in order to promote transnational cooperation for protecting migrating children.
The event in Bucharest took place on May 17th 2019 and brought together representatives from several destination countries where vulnerable Romanian children are found in risk and migration situation.
The purpose of the meeting was to identify ways of transnational cooperation helping vulnerable Romanian children in traffic or migration situations and the exchange of best practices.
28 participants attended the meeting, among which ambassadors and other officials from the Embassies of France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Canada.
Other international and Romanian national institutions were also represented: The Minister of Romanians Living Abroad, the International Organisation for Migration – UN Migration, the ANITP (Autoritatea Naţională Împotriva Traficului de Persoane), the ANPDCA (Autoritatea Naţională pentru Protecţia Drepturilor Copilului şi Adopţie), Directia Generală de Asistență Socială și Protecția Copilului, Sector 6, București.
Participants had various interventions and presentations on the transnational migration of children and the risks associated with this phenomenon. They debated on the actions already taken by various international actors as well as on the possible channels of communication and cooperation between specialised institutions and organisations. The goal was to tackle the children migration phenomena and to address the risks faced by the migrating children.
The MISTO AVILEAN project was introduced by Terre des hommes Foundation as a good opportunity to facilitate international cooperation for the benefit of Roma children, traveling from Romania to various Western countries together with their families. “MISTO AVILEAN” aims to create a cooperation between schools in order to guarantee continuity in their school integration.