Vol 15, No 1 (2017)

Unaccompanied Minors in Europe - Part I


New SW&S Special Issue

Migration is not in any way a historical novelty. Especially the history of the so called OECD countries are profoundly influenced by migrants and refugees. Nevertheless, not only migration practices under the current circumstances, in a digitally and technically globalised world, are different to other migration in a former historical context, but also the migration of children and youth in a larger number, coming from different places to the developed welfare states is in parts something different. Therefore social policy and social work have at all costs to deal with the related questions on migration in general, but especially on the question of migration of the group of „unaccompanied Minors“.

Social Work & Society is therefore more than grateful to present our readers the two-parted Special Issue on “‘Unaccompanied Minors in Europe – Part I”, edited by Philipp Sandermann (Lüneburg, Germany) and Maren Zeller (Trier, Germany). In the first part of the current SW&S Special Issue cases of the migration of children and youth from seven different European countries are presented: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. Additionally a paper on the current policy trends and their context in the European Union are complementing the first part of the current SW&S Special Issue.

SW&S Forum
Beside the current Special Issue our new issue of SW&S presents a number of highly interesting papers on different topics in the SW&S Forum.

We very much appreciate your interest in SW&S in his 15th year! We wish all our readers a stimulating reading, screening the new issue of Social Work & Society.

The SW&S Co-Ordinating Office

Table of Contents

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Special Issue: "Unaccompanied Minors in Europe - Part I"

Young People Called „Unaccompanied Minors“ and European Welfare States: A brief introduction to this special issue HTML PDF
Philipp Sandermann
, Maren Zeller

The Accommodation and Care System for Unaccompanied Minors in Austria HTML PDF
Saskia Heilemann
Between Immigration Control and Child Protection: Unaccompanied Minors in Belgium HTML PDF
Katrien De Graeve, Marianne Vervliet, Ilse Derluyn
Unaccompanied minors in Ireland: Current Law, Policy and Practice HTML PDF
Samantha Arnold, Muireann Ní Raghallaigh
The gap between legal protection, good intentions and political restrictions. Unaccompanied minors in Norway HTML PDF
Hilde Lidén, Elisabeth Gording Stang, Ketil Eide
The situation of unaccompanied minors in Romania in the course of Europe’s refugee crisis HTML PDF
Raluca Bejan, Andreea Iorga Curpan, Olga Amza
Policies, Practices and Prospects: The Unaccompanied Minors in Sweden HTML PDF
Aycan Çelikaksoy, Eskil Wadensjö
Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-Seekers in Switzerland – A Critical Appraisal of Procedures, Conditions and Recent Changes HTML PDF
Samuel Keller, Eva Mey, Thomas Gabriel
Unaccompanied minors in the European Union – definitions, trends and policy overview HTML PDF
Bernd Parusel

SW&S Forum

The human trafficking debate: Implications for Social Work Practice HTML PDF
Soma Sen, Yoko Baba
Social rights and spatial access to local social services: The role of structural conditions in access to local social services in Estonia HTML PDF
Kersti Kriisk, Renate Minas