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Committee visits Brussels for inquiry into unaccompanied minors

25 April 2016

Members of the European Union Home Affairs Sub-Committee visit Brussels to take further evidence for its inquiry into unaccompanied minors in the EU. The Committee hears from Members of European Parliament, NGOs and representatives from European Institutions to discuss the challenges facing unaccompanied minors and the effectiveness of the EU response.


The Committee asks witnesses about reliable data figures, key challenges facing unaccompanied minors, cooperation amongst EU member states and the effectiveness of the EU's response to the ongoing refugee crisis and the influx of unaccompanied minors in the EU.


Tuesday 26 April 2016

  • Jean Lambert MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Julie Ward MEP, Socialists and Democrats (S&D)
  • Timothy Kirkhope MEP (ECR)
  • Roberta Metsola MEP, European People's Party (EPP) (Malta)

Wednesday 27 April 2016

  • Daphne Bouteillet-Paquet, Senior Legal Officer, European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
  • Elona Bokshi, Senior Project Manager, European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
  • Hanne Beirens, Associate Director, Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI)
  • Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild
  • Bruno Vonobbergen, Flemish Children's Rights Commissioner and Belgian member of  the European Network of Ombudsperson for Children (ENOC)
  • Verenda Knaus, Senior Policy Advisor, Unicef
  • Margaret Tuite, Child Rights Coordinator, European Commission
  • Caterina Chinnici MEP, Democratic Party (Italy)
  • Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European People's Party (EPP) (Sweden)

Transcripts, access and broadcasting

The Committee will produce a transcript of all the separate evidence sessions. It aims to have an uncorrected version available on its website approximately a week after the meetings, and a final, corrected version available within two to three weeks.

Levels of access to the evidence sessions for the public and media will vary, depending on the location of the particular meeting. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please in the first instance contact the Lords Press Office.

Please note that there are no facilities to broadcast any of these meetings.

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