About the Project

FAMIMOVE - FAMIlies on the MOVE
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FAMIMOVE is an international project co-funded by the European Commission under the JUST-2022-JCOO program. The project started in January 2023.

The project aims to contribute to the effective and coherent application of the EU acquis in the field of international family law, by ensuring awareness of international child protection instruments applicable to migrant children among critical stakeholders. FAMIMOVE also provides practical recommendations to EU and national institutions or agencies for a more coordinated approach in cross-border civil cases relating to migrant children. The general objective is to ensure the effective and coherent application of fundamental rights and best interests of the child, by bringing practice in line with EU goals and values.

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At the interface of family and migration law, one can frequently observe deficits in the protection of children and family relationships. This is due to the fact that these two fields of law exist and operate to a large extent parallel to each other with insufficient institutionalised links and insufficient awareness of the linkages between them.

The various players, such as migration authorities, judges and administrative authorities, court officers, welfare services, often have too little knowledge of private international law instruments and their coordination with other substantial laws, such as EU- and national migration law. Sometimes, there are also deficits at the legislative level.

FAMIMOVE aims to provide better coordination of instruments in overlapping fields, such as Regulations in private international law in family law matters and migration law rules.

The project will build on a far-reaching research method, implying a large-scale collection of comparative empirical data through awareness raising seminars in each of the partners’ countries. These outputs will be followed by analysis of good practices, research, and implementation of three different transnational pilot projects on Kafala, Custody Decisions and Child Marriages.

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Objectives

  • Mapping how authorities apply the instruments of international family law and child protection and assessing the knowledge of these instruments that such authorities possess
  • Disseminating information and knowledge about international child protection, including the recent Brussels II-ter Regulation, and improving the protection of children by bringing actual practice more in line with stated goals and values
  • Ensuring solid transnational network-building and active cooperation among different civil protection and migration authorities by bringing practitioners of these fields more closely together and improving their ability to cooperate
  • Connecting the fields of international family law and migration law through targeted approaches to practitioners in each field
SPECIFIC

Objectives

Mapping how authorities apply the instruments of international family law and child protection and assessing the knowledge of these instruments that such authorities possess

Disseminating information and knowledge about international child protection, including the recent Brussels II-ter Regulation, and improving the protection of children by bringing actual practice more in line with stated goals and values

Ensuring solid transnational network-building and active cooperation among different civil protection and migration authorities by bringing practitioners of these fields more closely together and improving their ability to cooperate

Connecting the fields of international family law and migration law through targeted approaches to practitioners in each field

FAMIMOVE

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