Teach us for what is coming

The transition into adulthood of unaccompanied minors in Europe

Publication date: 9 juin 2021
Auteur: Oxfam, Greek Council for Refugees

This report looks at what it is like to be a young person alone and seeking safety in Europe when turning 18. It paints a difficult situation with many shortcomings but also some promising practices. The main finding is there is no legal framework or specific support schemes for unaccompanied minors (UAMs) entering adulthood. This leaves many young people to fall through the gaps.

The report hones in on five issues: the right to stay in the EU, housing, access to information on rights, employment and education, and guardianship schemes in five European countries (France, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands).