Mission

CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of proposing an innovative approach to improve such conditions. In this shifting of perspective, children’s agency – a specific form of participation – represents the real keystone to improve children’s psychosocial wellbeing and set the child at the centre of his/her self-empowerment.

These objectives are pursued by:

  • providing a European overview, a collection of data and an evaluation of children’s living conditions, protection and education in selected areas within 7 countries;
  • providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities;
  • informing policy-makers at the local, national and European level through dissemination and exploitation of research outcomes and tools.