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European Guardianship Network (EGN)

Definition(s)

Network that aims to improve services for unaccompanied or separated children in the EU Member States through guardianship development and assistance to practitioners and their organizations.

Source(s)

Website of the EGN

Translations

  • BG: Европейска мрежа на институциите за настойничество и попечителство
  • CS: Evropská síť opatrovníků
  • DE: Europäisches Netzwerk für Vormundschaft; Europäisches Netzwerk für Obsorge (AT)
  • EL: Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο Επιτροπείας (EGN)
  • EN: European Guardianship Network (EGN)
  • ES: n/a
  • ET: Euroopa eestkostevõrgustik
  • FI: Euroopan huoltajuusverkosto
  • FR: Réseau européen de tutelle
  • GA: Líonra Eorpach na Caomhnóireachta (LEC)
  • HU: Európai Gyámügyi Hálózat
  • IT: Rete Europea della Tutela
  • LT: Europos globos institucijų tinklas
  • LV: Eiropas Aizbildnības tīkls
  • MT: Netwerk (In-) Ewropew tat-Tutela (NET)
  • NL: Europees netwerk inzake voogdij (EGN)
  • PL: n/a
  • PT: Rede europeia de instituições de tutela (EGN)
  • RO: n/a
  • SK: Európska sieť pre poručníctvo
  • SL: Evropska mreža za skrbništvo
  • SV: European Guardianship Network
  • NO: Det europeiske vergemålsnettverket (b); Det europeiske verjemålsnettverket (N)

Synonym(s)

  • EGN
  • European Guardianship Network

Related Term(s)

Note(s)

  1. First steps towards a European Guardianship Network were taken in 2005. Since then several projects on guardianship have been completed, financed by the European Commission under the European Programme for Integration and Migration and the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. At the beginning of 2019 the network was transformed to a more formal, member-based structure, based on developments in the EU and in several EU Member States towards more professionalism in guardianship.
  2. The network will enable further professionalization of guardianship systems, thus further improving the outcome for the children in the system.