From September 2013 to March 2015, Nidos (the Netherlands) in cooperation with Counter Human Trafficking Bureau (CHTB, UK) and SALAR (Sweden) ran a project with co-funding by the European Commission, aiming to develop knowledge on the reception provisions within families for UAMs. The goal of the project was to map the current practice and promote the reception of UAMs in families.


  • Increasing knowledge available throughout the EU;
  • Connecting relevant stakeholders;
  • Promoting good and promising practices;
  • Offering country-by-country strategies on increasing family reception for UAM’s.

In order to make a full inventory of family reception for UAMs in each EU member state, the project group made study visits to a large number of countries and did desk research.

Country profiles
The country profiles in the right sidebar give a brief overview on reception of UAMs within families per country. A more detailed description (also on reception in general) is to be found in the final report.

The conference “Reception of Unaccompanied Minors in Families”, held on 22 and 23 January 2015 in  Amsterdam, provided an opportunity to hear about the country-by-country reception arrangements for and an overview of the strategies on increasing family reception for unaccompanied minors. Read more on the Conference page

Marjolein Groen
Project Manager Nidos
Phone: +31 (0) 6 574 93 994

Reports and publications