Minimum Child Protection Standards for Identification of Unaccompanied Children to be Relocated from Greece to other countries in the European Union
Protection actors in Greece have witnessed previous relocation schemes based on narrow eligibility criteria which did not correspond to the majority caseload of children. Such
approaches add additional strain to the over-stretched human resources of the Greek child protection authorities and may negatively impact other children in need of durable solutions.
This experience suggests that a streamlined approach to best interest procedures will also be needed for a larger relocation exercise.
Therefore, even as humanitarian actors continue their advocacy for durable solutions for all UAC, a number of guiding principles are proposed for the immediate identification of UAC for relocation.