"Ensuring the future prospects for migrant children, in Switzerland or elsewhere!"

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) is a network of organizations and professionals ensuring the defense of the rights and interests of migrant children in Switzerland.

Through stronger collaboration between actors in the sector, the exchange and dissemination of information relating to migrant children and the strengthening of care practices, ADEM seeks to improve the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the child in Switzerland, and better future prospects for migrant children.

If you are a young migrant arrived in Switzerland without your parents, a section has been especially devoted to you. It contains information about your stay in Switzerland, your rights and responsibilities.

For ease of reading, the male gender is used on this website, which naturally includes the feminine gender.

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5th ADEM Symposium on the theme of the harmonization of UAM care

The Alliance for the Rights of Migrant Children (ADEM) gathered federal and cantonal authorities, institutions and representatives of NGOs on 10 November in Berne on the theme of harmonizing the care of unaccompanied minors in Switzerland.

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Comunicato dell’ADEM, 18.08.2016

I membri dell’ADEM (1) intendono esprimere la loro preoccupazione riguardo la situazione dei migranti nella regione di Chiasso (Svizzera) e Como (Italia), in particolare quella dei minori non accompagnati, che costituiscono un gruppo chiaramente vulnerabile. I recenti respingimenti verso l’Italia operati dalle autorità svizzere, senza previa valutazione dei bisogni di questi minori, costituiscono una violazione degli obblighi relativi ai diritti dell’infanzia ai quali la Svizzera si è legata con la ratifica della CRC (2).

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Unaccompanied minors express themselves: the 3rd edition of their newspaper is available!

The Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (ISS) has partnered with Païdos Association, the University of Geneva and the FASe foundation to create the 3rd issue of the journal "My voice for you", written entirely by unaccompanied minors (UMs) and dedicated to them.

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Synthesis of ADEM symposium on the minimum welcoming standards for unaccompanied children

On November 4 in Bern took place a National Symposium of the Alliance for Migrants Rights of Children (ADEM in French) on the theme of the minimum welcoming standards required in Switzerland. This meeting began with the finding of a more cyclical than structural problem in the light of the number of asylum applications filed by unaccompanied minors in 2015.

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Unaccompanied minors express themselves: Publication of the first issue of "My voice for you"

A few weeks ago, the Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (ISS) organized a one week workshop camp for unaccompanied minors (MNA) in the Vaud Alps. This event aimed to create, with these young people, the first issue of a newspaper that is dedicated to them.

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