Today, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, participated in a Webinar organised by the European Parliament Child Rights Intergroup, “Protecting Children’s rights in the new Migration and Asylum Pact”. The Commissioner delivered a keynote speech focusing on the children’s rights provisions put forward in the New Pact on Asylum and Migration and in the upcoming Action Plan on integration and inclusion. The webinar also discussed the latest report from Save the Children: "Protection beyond reach", containing recommendations for strengthening the protection of migrant children. The New Pact strengthens the legal guarantees available to migrant children in asylum and migration procedures. Their specific protection needs will also be addressed in the forthcoming EU Child Guarantee, which seeks to ensure that all children living in the EU have equal access to housing, food and basic services such as education and healthcare, and in the forthcoming EU Child Rights Strategy. The webinar brought together the Commission, MEPs, UNICEF and the members of the Initiative for Children in Migration.
- Publication date
- 12 November 2020