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Workshop "The rights of migrant children: law and practices"

Online event
07/20/2021 - 14:30 to 18:30

«Every child in Europe and across the world should enjoy the same rights and be able to live free of discrimination, recrimination or intimidation of any kind», as stated by the European Commission in the framework of the EU strategy on the rights of the child (2021). 

However migrant children are very often exposed to risks of abuse, violence and exploitation. They are in a state of particular vulnerability, because of their age, the migration experience and, sometimes, their separation from parents.

Therefore, they require specific and appropriate protection in the legislation and in practice. Starting from the arrival on the territory to the reception, the integration and the transition to adulthood, the workshop aims to analyse migrant children’s rights and the challenges that Italy and the whole European Union are facing in their protection. A particular attention will be paid to the effective access to basic services, to the guardianship of unaccompanied minors, to the age assessment, to the child poverty and to the impact of Covid-19. All the topics will be analysed in the framework of the EU strategy on the rights of the child and of the Child Guarantee.

Online workshop - see the video of the event

English/Italian interpretation provided



14:30 Opening

Gaetena Morgante, Director Dirpolis Institute

Moderator: Francesca Biondi Dal Monte, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

14:45  The Law No. 47/2017 after 4 years from its entry into force

Sandra Zampa, PD National Secretariat, Responsabile Salute, former Undersecretary of the State

15:15  Arrival and reception of migrant children

  • Massimiliano Bagaglini, Office of the National Guarantor for  the Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty  
  • Virginia Costa, Servizio Centrale SAI


16:00   From reception to integration

  • Stefania Congia, Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
  • Stefano Scarpelli, Italian Authority for Children and Adolescents
  • Alfredo Ferrante, Ester di Napoli, Department for family policies, Presidency of the Council of ministers


17:00   Challenges and perspectives for the protection of migrant children

  •  Giuseppe Lococo, UNHCR
  •  Antonella Inverno, Save the Children  
  •  Ivan Mei, Unicef


18:30   Closing


Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà, n. 33
56127 Pisa PI
Label contatto:
Workshop 20 July 2021_EN.pdf Workshop 20 Luglio 2021_IT.pdf