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Research project

Study on missing children in the European Union

The Department of Child Law collaborated on a study on missing children in the European Union for the European Commission. The outcomes of the study aim to help to improve the mechanisms involved when children are missing in EU Member States.

2012 - 2013
Ton Liefaard
European Commission


In this study existing data will be used to obtain comparable data and indicators on missing children covering the period 2008-2010 (and 2011 where available). The findings will be used to identify good practices and recommendations for the benefit of the Member States and to optimise cooperation between Member States in cases of missing children. For this project, collaborations were established with various child rights organisations and national experts. The project has been led by Ecorys.

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