VIGILA ET PROTEGE – To search and protect unaccompanied minors through the S.I.S. II ‘fight against invisibility’

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Objectives

  • To fight the phenomenon of “invisible” minors, that is unaccompanied minors who flee from reception centers and for which no request for repatriation is made, by improving the SIS systems (Schengen Information System)
  • To identify good international practices to combat the phenomenon of missing children

Activities

  • 13 international study visits between police experts from countries adhering to the Schengen Treaty and staff of reception centers for minors
  • 10 national workshops among police experts to discuss the phenomenon of missing unaccompanied minors
  • International workshop to analyze the results of study visits
  • International workshop to share and agree on international best practices to fight the phenomenon of missing unaccompanied minors
  • 2 international conferences to share the results of the study visits of the workshops and the Italian approach in combating the phenomenon of missing children

Results

  • Manual: Search for and protect unaccompanied minors – fight against invisibility: common procedures to improve searches for missing unaccompanied minors through the use of SIS II; good practices and list of recommendations for the implementation of appropriate measures in strengthening cooperation in the crucial sectors of the protection and repatriation of missing unaccompanied minors
  • Development of IT solutions to improve the alert system for missing unaccompanied minors

Partners

  • Coordinator: Direzionale Centrale della polizia criminale (Italy)
  • International Police Cooperation DEPT Latvia (Latvia)
  • International Relation Unit of Malta (Malta)
  • International operational cooperation directorate of Bulgaria (Bulgaria)
  • Secretary general of the international security system (Portugal)
  • OSCE organization for security and cooperation in Europe (Austria)

The project

Project Number

Date of the project

16/09/2013 - 15/09/2014

DG of reference

DG Home Affairs, Pilot Project on unaccompanied minors

Categories

Unit

Rights and Justice

Info & contacts

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E-mail

silvia.ciaperoni@cesie.org
RIP Suzette Bronkhorst

RIP Suzette Bronkhorst

CESIE expresses deep condolences and sadness for the passing of Suzette Bronkhorst, co-founder of INACH – International Network Against Cyber Hate.

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