Best Practices for a Coordinated Approach to Assist UAM (ERF Community Actions 2009)
Geographical Coverage: Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, UK, France
Duration: July 2010 – Dec 2011 (18 months)
Donor: EC ERF Community Actions
Summary: The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the creation of a common approach for better addressing the needs of vulnerable asylum seekers who are unaccompanied minors (UAMs) and former UAMs. In addition to UAMs, the project will target those organizations and authorities who deal with UAMs from first reception to their integration as well as those organizations and authorities offering assistance to young adults who were UAMs. The project proposes to carry out a comprehensive assessment to identify the most pressing needs among the target group, identify assistance gaps, and evaluate current assistance projects and practices as well as capacities and efforts taken to address such gaps; to draft and publish a report which will summarize findings and provide recommendations for a common approach; to develop country-specific informational leaflets targeting UAMs, and to conclude with an international conference to share the findings and recommended common approach with a wide audience.