Transnational Exchange III Conference 2
The conference took place in Augsburg from the 20th - 22nd of February 2018. The topic "A counselling perspective on return migration of children" was chosen in accordance with the project's focus on repatriation counselling for vulnerable returnees. Children enter Europe either with a parent, a close responsible person or unaccompanied. When considering return migration, most children return with their parents. Unaccompanied minors returning is rather an exception. During the conference questions such as 'How can children best be prepared emotionally for the return?', 'How can children be included in the return decision making process?', 'Which roles do children play in different cultures?', 'What needs to be organized for a child to return?', 'What is the European perspective on return migration of children?' were addressed in presentations by experts and discussed amongst the participating European counsellors. The content of the conference was summarized and made available in the underneath listed conference brochure.