In recent years, thousands of girls and boys have reached Europe without their parents, and sought international protection. Many of them experienced violence, abuse and neglect in their home countries, and while in transit.
This report analyses the practical experience gained from the implementation of the three types of relocation arrangements:
It shows in what ways different relocation exercises worked out for unaccompanied children. By adopting a child-centred perspective, it analyses the relocation procedure step by step, and outlines the challenges encountered, the best practices developed and the lessons learned by sending states and states of relocation, to ensure that relocation is in the best interests of a particular girl or boy.