Conference programme and presentations

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Conference programme (PDF version: Click for download)

Ravi K. S. Kohli (University of Bedfordshire, UK): Liquid children: reflections on the movements forced migrant children make towards their ‘best interests’

Mateja Sedmak (University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre, Slovenia): Presentation of the project ‘In whose best interest? Exploring unaccompanied minors’ rights through the lens of migration and asylum processes’ and comparative results

Corentin Bailleul & Daniel Senovilla Hernández (MIGRINTER, CNRS- University of Poitiers, France): ‘All this is politics’: Institutional practices hindering unaccompanied children’s effective access to their fundamental rights in France

Jo Wilding & Marie-Bénédicte Dembour (University of Brighton, UK): Someone else’s problem: the concentration of unaccompanied children and lack of responsibility sharing in the UK

Marina Uzelac (Slovene Philanthropy, Slovenia): Being a separated child in Slovenia

Richard Warren & Sheona York (Kent Law Clinic, UK): ‘Best interests’ considerations for young asylum seekers following the Immigration Act 2014 and other recent legal developments

Georgiana Ursprung (Swiss National Youth Council, Switzerland): Participation of children on the move in Switzerland

Deepika Harjani Samtani (Brunel University, UK): Unaccompanied minors and their transition to adulthood in the UK, London and in Spain, Canary Islands

Uršula Lipovec Čebron & Ela Meh (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): ‘Best interest’ of the child – some reflections on the fieldwork experience with unaccompanied minors in Serbia

Jyothi Kanics (University of Lucerne, Switzerland, previously UNICEF): Ensuring respect for the best Interests of children on the move in Europe

Blaž Lenarčič, Zorana Medarić, Mateja Sedmak & Tjaša Žakelj (University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre, Slovenia): Unaccompanied minors in Slovenia: Principle of the best interest of the child between theory and practice

Ayse Dursun & Birgit Sauer (University of Vienna, Austria): Determining the best interests of the unaccompanied minors in Austria: Legal framework, practices, and discourses. A case study of Austria

Margrite Kalverboer & Carla van Os (University of Groningen, Department of Special Needs Education and Youth Care, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Netherlands): The best interests of the child-model: facilitating decisions on housing and the asylum procedure of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers

Jeannette Wollenstein (International Social Service – General Secretariat, Switzerland): Promising practices to promote best interests of children in international migration

Eyup Artvinli (Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey) and Perihan Sara (Usak University, Turkey): Perception of reception, protectıon and asylum process of Syrian children: Lessons from painful experience in Turkey

Katharina Glawischnig (Asylkoordination Österreich, Austria): The right to information and participation of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers on their way to the right to asylum in Austria

Noemie Pate (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique, France): Identity pluralism and social evaluation: The unaccompanied migrant children’s biographical narratives put on trial

Mirko Prosen (University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia): Preventing health disparities among migrant children and youth: Delivering culturally competent health care

Roberta Bosisio (Department of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Italy): Unaccompanied migrant children in Italy. Rights and needs in the legislation and in children’s representations