Forum – For UnaccompaniedMigrantChildren – aims to create the basis for the development of family foster care for unaccompanied foreign minors through an exchange of good practices from the countries with more experience towards those countries that have little experience in family hospitality.
The Unaccompanied Foreign Minors (MSNA) are girls, but especially boys, mostly aged14-17, who come to Europe without parents, or adults legally responsible for them.
In many countries of arrival, the MSNAs are placed in homeless centers, which in some cases are not specific to minors and therefore share the space with adult migrants.
The hospitality of unaccompanied minors, on the other hand, requires specific skills and adequate services that consider those involved first of all as boys and not as migrants.
Hospitality in the family through foster care is the best way to protect and integrate children in the host countries.