The AMINA project is a cross-border cooperative project that aims to safeguard children migrating in Europe by addressing gaps in the protection of unaccompanied and separated children, and contributing to the enhancement of political and legal frameworks to protect these children across Europe.

ECPAT UK is one of a number of partners from civil society, law enforcement and government departments working collaboratively on the project with our lead partner Missing Children Europe. Project partners have been selected from six European countries, including two refugee reception countries (Italy and Greece), two transit countries (Belgium and France) and two destination countries (the UK and Sweden).

Key project activities include collaborative exercises to identify transnational gaps in knowledge and responses to unaccompanied and separated children, relationship building that will lead to enhanced knowledge sharing across borders, and practical toolkits that can be used by frontline professionals across Europe.

The AMINA project will run from April 2017 until May 2020.