Representatives from 26 European countries gathered in Stockholm during 8 and 9 December 2016 and shared lessons learned about safeguards and services for migrant and asylum-seeking children, adolescents and young people, especially those who are unaccompanied. The participants represented national governments, UN Agencies, international and local organisations as well as children and young people. They discussed good practices and challenges in a complex reality where many European countries are both countries of origin, transit and/or destination.
The Stockholm conference agreed on the importance of sharing experience and knowledge in the reception, care and protection of migrant and asylum-seeking children, adolescents and young people, especially unaccompanied girls and boys. The participants emphasised the need to engage in longer-term regional cooperation and networking with renewed and increased commitment to a number of conclusions.