Lost in Migration Conference



Time: 11-12 April
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Date: 11-12 April 2018

Time: 08h50

Where: Bip, 2-4 Place Royale, Brussels, Belgium

Missing Children Europe and the Maltese President’s Foundation for the Well-Being of Society convene the second Lost in Migration conference, with the support of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), the European Parliament Intergroup on the Rights of the Child, the EPIM foundation and the Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees of the Urban Agenda for the EU. To register for the conference, click here.

During the Lost in Migration conference, we will:

  • Take stock of the progress achieved since the adoption of the European Commission Communication on the protection of children in migration;
  • Identify good and promising practices in the implementation of the commitments at the local level, especially by local authorities;
  • Outline recommendations on the way forward.

Objectives of the Conference:

The goal of the conference will be to discuss challenges and progress made in implementing the Commission’s Communication on the Protection of Children in Migration. It will bring together authorities from the local, national and European level as well as experts, researchers and civil society organisations around the main issues addressed in the Communication:

  • Root causes and protecting children along the migratory routes;
  • Identification and protection;
  • Reception;
  • Access to status determination procedures and implementation of procedural safeguards;
  • Ensuring durable solutions;
  • Respect and guaranties for the best interest of the child in data, research, training and funding.


In order to effectively collect good/promising practices in implementing the actions outlined in the Commission’s communication around those topics, a call for good practices was launched in coordination with the Partnership on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees of the Urban Agenda for the EU. The analysis of these practices and the conclusions of the conference will feature in a publication to be disseminated both online and in print.