This EMN inform summarises the findings of the EMN report on the state of progress in 2020 of the European Commission Communication on the protection of children in migration from 2017. The EMN report maps the progress made by EU Member States and Norway in 2020 in the implementation of the recommended actions laid down in the 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration.
The report is concerned with the categories of minors set out in the 2017 Communication and includes: accompanied minors/families with children; separated children; and unaccompanied minors, including those: recorded within the asylum system, not applying for asylum but recorded within other migration procedures, and those not applying for asylum, who remain outside the asylum/migration/ (child) protection system. The report reflects the legislation, policies and practices in place in Member States and Norway from 1 January to 31 December 2020.
The report was prepared on the basis of the annual National Reports on Migration and Asylum submitted by 25 EMN National Contact Points (NCPs), largely based on desk analysis of existing legislation and policy documents, and information provided by national authorities. Relevant NGOs, including those that participated in the 2019 reporting process, also contributed additional information at the request of the European Commission. These contributions illustrate some good practice examples in protecting children in migration.
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