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Child Protection in the Migration Context: from Principle to Implementation

  Add to Calendar 2020-04-28 9:00 2020-04-30 18:00 Europe/Paris Child Protection in the Migration Context: from Principle to Implementation

In recent years, there has been an unprecedented increase in the numbers of children migrating, accompanied or otherwise. This phenomenon is associated with increasing evidence of child protection failures at all stages of children’s migration, from the moment of departure through travel and transit up to arrival and, when relevant, repatriation. In the absence of a unitary, integrated international system equipped to manage protection, individual governments have developed ad-hoc procedures lacking inter-agency consistency or integration.

This Executive Training Seminar will address practical child protection challenges that emerge in the context of migration across a range of contexts. It will draw on interdisciplinary tools, case studies, a rich body of research and experience spanning diverse jurisdictions.

The Training Seminar will cover the international legal framework and international instruments governing migrant child protection, addressing the practical challenges that arise from eliciting and incorporating the voice and agency of children into the decision-making process that effects them. There will be opportunities to debate current practice in both the global North and South. Participants will take part in critical reflection on applicable norms, and obstacles to the implementation of children rights in the management of contemporary migration; they will also have an opportunity to evaluate cross-cultural and ethical issues that arise in migration and asylum practice, and to enhance

their practical skills.

At the conclusion of the Executive Training, participants will receive a joint certificate issued by Harvard University and European University Institute.

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In recent years, there has been an unprecedented increase in the numbers of children migrating, accompanied or otherwise. This phenomenon is associated with increasing evidence of child protection failures at all stages of children’s migration, from the moment of departure through travel and transit up to arrival and, when relevant, repatriation. In the absence of a unitary, integrated international system equipped to manage protection, individual governments have developed ad-hoc procedures lacking inter-agency consistency or integration.

This Executive Training Seminar will address practical child protection challenges that emerge in the context of migration across a range of contexts. It will draw on interdisciplinary tools, case studies, a rich body of research and experience spanning diverse jurisdictions.

The Training Seminar will cover the international legal framework and international instruments governing migrant child protection, addressing the practical challenges that arise from eliciting and incorporating the voice and agency of children into the decision-making process that effects them. There will be opportunities to debate current practice in both the global North and South. Participants will take part in critical reflection on applicable norms, and obstacles to the implementation of children rights in the management of contemporary migration; they will also have an opportunity to evaluate cross-cultural and ethical issues that arise in migration and asylum practice, and to enhance

their practical skills.

At the conclusion of the Executive Training, participants will receive a joint certificate issued by Harvard University and European University Institute.


Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance

Type:
Professional Training Course

Contact:
Silvia Dell'Acqua (School of Transnational Governance) - Send a mail
Leila Hadj-Abdou (EUI - RSCAS Migration Policy Centre) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Research Fellow Sanchez Gabriella (Migration Policy Centre, RSCAS, EUI)

Attachment:
Programme Child Protection in the Migration Context
 
 

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