PROMISE - protecting the unaccompanied migrant minors

Unaccompanied migrant children are vulnerable for two reasons: because they are children and because they are asylum seekers. The PROMISE project helps them to become aware of their rights and access the public services provided by law.


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Goal and objectives  

The PROMISE project aims to enhance the access for migrant minors and young people to their fundamental rights and to public services. We will achieve this through advocacy services, free legal assistance, information, training and increasing the capacity of vulnerable groups to be involved in decision making and consultative process. Also, we seek to support collaboration between institutions and between the institutions and the foreigners to ensure that the best interest of the child is respected and to improve the policies, legislation, practices, and attitudes.  

What will we do?

  • advocacy activities, free legal assistance, training ;

  • involve young migrants in the decision making, consultative process and visibility activities.

  • assist unaccompanied minors through a network of professionals

  • create a Consultative Forum for Migrants in Romania, made of 10 representatives of migrant communities and 12 young migrants


  • approx. 500 foreign children and youth aged between 12 - 26 years will access easier their fundamental rights and  public services

  • minimum 1000 migrants will be informed about their rights   

  • approx. 50 lawyers, law students,  representatives of institutions and organisations with competences in minors’ issues, parents and legal representatives of unaccompanied minors will be involved in this project.

Project implementation period: June 2022 - December 2023.


One out of three children who lives outside his/her country of origin is a refugee, according to UNICEF. 1 356 564  refugees have arrived in Romania since the end of February 2022, out of whom approx.  314 000 children (29.39%) and  580 000 women (5.,29%), according to statistic data of 14 July 2022. At present, there are 83 936 Ukrainian refugees in Romania.

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The project is implemented by Terre des hommes Foundation in partnership with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Romania and benefits from a 149 917.43 Euro grant through the programme Active Citizens Fund Romania, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.

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Active Citizens Fund (ACF) Romania programme is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021. EEA Grants are part of  EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. * EEA = European Economic Area   *ACF is managed by a consortium made of Civil Society Development Foundation, Partnership Foundation, Resource Centre for Roma Communities, PACT Foundation and Frivillighet Norge.

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