Välkommen till den Europeiska Unionen
: en litteraturstudie om ensamkommande barn i EU

Translated title of the thesis: Welcome to The European Union: a literature essay about unaccompanied minors in EU
  • Maria Duran

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Unaccompanied minors who are fleeing and being sent way from their countries of origin are nothing new. In 2011, 12 225 unaccompanied minors where registered in The European Union, none undocumented minors included. Most of the minors are coming from Afghanistan and Somalia. The aim of this essay is to investigate how The European Union’s migration policies are applied in reality and how United Nation’s Convention on the Right of Children are put in practice by the member states of The European Union and Norway. This will be investigated through a qualitative literature essay. The results of this essay illustrate that unaccompanied minors are being subjects of The European migration policies like Dublin II regulation, and are being held in detention around in Europe. The unaccompanied minors’ fundamental rights are taken from them, rights like education, health care and social welfare. The unaccompanied minors are not seen as children by the authorities; instead they are seen and treated as refugees and illegal migrants.

    Date of Award2013-Oct-07
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMaria Kläfverud (Supervisor), Sven-Erik Olsson (Supervisor) & Rickard Liljenfors (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Sciences (5)


    • unaccompanied minors
    • eu migration policies
    • convention on the right of children

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