Watch live the event of GUE/NGL: CHILDREN NOT FOR SALE- “The black hole of our Culture”

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The event organized by MEPs Kostadinka Kuneva and Takis Hadjigeorgiou will be held on 23 June at European Parliament. The event will take part group of 26 people from Greece who are representatives of agencies, organizations, scientists and government officials dealing with the issues of child protection.

The program of the event is formatted as follows:

09:00-09:10Welcoming and opening by the two organizer MEPs

Mrs KUNEVA Kostadinka (GUE/NGL-SYRIZA MEP) and


1st PANEL- Children in extreme danger and exploitation


Children for sale: Child trafficking and unaccompanied minors. Its connection with child prostitution, human organ trade and the illegal adoptions market -the European dimension.

Mrs SAKELLIADOU Zoi, Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, European Commission.

Unaccompanied and separated children: Situation of UASC arriving in Europe; protection risks and challenges after the ‘ closure of the Western Balkans route’

Mrs VONKEMAN Andrea, UNCHR Brussels Office

Opening doors for Europe’s children: “Accommodation and integration of refugee and migrant children across Europe. Practices from Eurochild’s members”

Mrs NANOU Katerina, EUROCHILD campaign leader

Protecting children in migration: “Gaps in EU policy and practice”

Mrs POULI Ioanna, UNICEF, Brussels Office



2nd PANEL: A new model to full and actual protection of Children´s Rights


Illegal adoptions, foster care without parental consent (Given the numerous related Petitions submitted to the EP Petitions Committee mainly by citizens of Northern Europe (Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany).

Mrs McNEIL Sabine Kurjo, Web Publisher of the Association of McKenzie Friends and Petitioner 1707/2013, UK

Mrs SCHEFFER Elisabeth, Legal expert, Sweden

The right to family life: Deinstitutionalization, foster care, temporary family-like hospitality facilities for each child who deprives family protection no matter the reason.

Mr NIKOLAIDIS Giorgos, Head of Institute of Child Health, Greece

Children and adolescents abuse victims: a «dark» epidemic

Dr STAVRINIDES Panayiotis, Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology-University of Cyprus

Abandoned children: The social aspect of children in danger according to NGOs that work and care for them.

Mrs CHRISTIDOU Melpo, Social Worker at THE SMILE OF THE CHILD, Greece




Cocluding Remarks

Light Lunch

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Twitter hashtag #ChildrenNot4Sale