Net for U Introduction


What is Net for U?

"Net for U - Needs Tackling and Networks for Unaccompanied Children integration" is a European project which involved 7 partners and is coordinated by the Istituto Don Calabria in Italy, with the support of the European Commission, DG Home Affairs.

The main goal of the project is to define an effective multidimensional intervention programme aimed at improving the integration of unaccompanied foreign children, as well as ensuring their needs and interests. One of the outcome of the project is to strength both the individual social networks of unaccompanied children and new form of cooperation within and between services and stakeholders.

Unaccompanied children or minors (UAMs), also known as Separated children, are defined as non EU nationals or stateless persons below the age of eighteen:

Therefore, the Unaccompanied children are a target at high risk of social exclusion and with specific needs which must be regularly reviewed (with a precise attention also to those minors requiring special care, protection or treatment for their physical or mental health).

The aim of this webpage is to present the different stages of the Net for U project but also to share the most relevant informations, datas, knowledges or events concerning the situation of Unaccompanied Children in Europe.

  • who arrive in the territory of the Member States unaccompanied by an adult responsible for them (whether by law or custom) for as long as they are not effectively taken into the care of such a person;
  • or who are left unaccompanied after they have entered the territory of the Member States.


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