The International Organization for Migration and the Hope For Children CRC Policy Center signed a cooperation agreement on 23 January 2020 in Nicosia, aiming at enhancing their common efforts to prevent violence against children and promote respect for their rights.
The main areas of cooperation include the exchange of best practices and experiences for the promotion of autonomy of children in care and young care-leavers, the strengthening of national integrated child protection systems and capacity building activities for child protection and national asylum and migration professionals
IOM and HFC also agreed on the coordination of activities related to the INTEGRA Multidisciplinary Mentorship programme and the activities related to entering the Platform for Cooperation and INTEGRA network of IOM.
With partners from Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal, the INTEGRA project is transnationally coordinated by HFC and focuses on the need to qualify care professionals who work with and for children, granting their rights and protection. These professionals are crucial for the minors to overcome situations of abuse and neglect and to guarantee the implementation of comprehensive measures to ease their social integration.