FORUM FOR Unaccompanied Minors

The EU project “FORUM for Unaccompanied Minors: transfer of knowledge for professionals  to  increase foster care”, coordinated by our member Fondazione l’Albero della Vita (Italy), aims  to expand  national  systems  of  family - based care for the reception  of unaccompanied migrant children.

The project aims to ensure children’s rights while boosting an efficient and sustainable service for the European reception system. FORUM is funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union (2014-2020).

Eurochild is part of the FORUM project and has developed an advocacy toolkit to enable children’s rights advocates to promote better care services for unaccompanied and separated migrant children in the EU.


  • Fondazione l’Albero della Vita - FADV
  • Accem
  • CORAM – Childen’s Legal Centre
  • FCYA - Family, Child, Youth Association
  • Eurochild
  • FICE Austria – International Federation of Educative Communities
  • Fondazione ISMU
  • OPU – Organization for Aid to Refugees OPU – Organization for Aid to Refugees
  • Slovenska Filantropija


Further information and resources :

Project Website

FORUM Newsletter I

FORUM Newsletter II

FORUM Newsletter III

FORUM Newsletter IV

Video: Experiences and needs of unaccompanied children

The Shortlist of Good practices has been driven by the objective to demonstrate to key stakeholders in the countries with minor experience a number of good practices developed in experienced countries or experience of success, with the goal of highlighting the positive impact of foster care for the children in migration as well as for the national protection system.

The gender analysis aims to acknowledge whether and how the gender dimension has been included in the development of the deliverables. Gender is a cross-cutting theme which is present in all the spheres of life. In the context of unaccompanied migrant children, the gender dimension is particularly relevant as it strongly affects both the condition of being children as well as being migrant.