Endangered Children: Exclusion and Exploitation of Unaccompanied Minors in Greece, Italy and Spain

The research captures information on the protection of unaccompanied minors in the European South and takes a critical account of national and European policies and their implementation. The Greek part of the survey signed by Elina Sarantou (HIAS of Greece) and Angeliki Theodoropoulou (Hellenic Council for Refugees).

The research draws on interviews with professionals working with unaccompanied minors as well as on policy papers, regulations and legislation, and records evidence of the impact on the lives of minors of inadequate and dysfunctional protection systems and their social exclusion. .

The research started in July 2017 and was completed in November 2018. It was financed by the Greece Branch of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and coordinated by the Urban Non-Profit Company Steps operating in Athens, with the scientific contribution of the Hellenic Council for Refugees (HRC). .

The comparative study as well as the surveys for Greece, Italy and Spain are available here:

For more information:
Danai Leivada, Communications Officer, Hellenic Council for Refugees 210 3800990 (ext. 102), [email protected]

Spyros Kribalis, Office & Public Relations Manager, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Greece Branch 210 3632200, [email protected]g

Elektra Apostoli, Communications Officer, Steps 6945004069, [email protected]

Levani Talakhadze, Communications and Advocacy Officer, HIAS Greece, 6994320730, [email protected]