The RESILAND Consortium is pleased to announce the RESILAND Round Table Meeting/Seminar to take place in Brussels, 19th October 2015. The Round Table Meeting/ Seminar is organised within the framework of the EU-funded project ‘RESILAND – Participation, capacities and resilience of children on the move against trafficking and exploitation’.
RESILAND has been successfully conducted in Greece, France, Italy and Portugal over a two-year period involving a consultative process with children on the move as well as front-line staff and child rights advocates from 25 European countries. It aimed to enable and strengthen the participation, capacities and resilience of children on the move as a key investment for their protection from trafficking and exploitation.
The project Resiland is centred around the stories of children on the move. The stories are considered an interface between the child as ‘a case’ and the social workers, immigration officials and other professionals as ‘case managers’. Resiland aims to understand if and how hearing the stories of children and active listening can strengthen the quality of the human relations in service delivery.
These matters are highly relevant in the context of the reception, care and protection of children on the move in places of transit and destination, and in the context of return.
The Round Table Meeting/Seminar is organised by the Family and Childcare Centre – KMOP (Greece) in collaboration with the project partners, Defence for Children International (Italy), CESIS - Centre for Studies for Social Intervention (Portugal), and Hors La Rue (France). Its aim is two-fold: to foster a constructive exchange and discussion and to disseminate the project’s findings among the RESILAND Consortium and prominent stakeholders in the field.
It will thus bring together professionals and officials working with and for children on the move, academics, and NGO stakeholders from EU Member States to present and discuss different aspects with regard to strengthening the participation of children on the move as an entry point for enhancing their resiliency.