The PROUD project (Promoting Supported Independent Living as an alternative care practice for unaccompanied minors) is a European project, funded by the AMIF Programme for the 2019- 2021 period. The project will be implemented in Greece, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. 

The PROUD project aims at promoting supported independent living as an alternative care practice for unaccompanied minors, focused on minors aged between 15 and 18 years old. Good practices regarding this type of care will be collected, exchanged and disseminated leading to the creation of a guide for the efficient provision of care to unaccompanied minors. The guide will be tested in the field by professionals, evaluated through follow-up and refined at the end of project. 

Unaccompanied minors aged 15-18 are the main beneficiaries of the project receiving support services for the development of specific career skills. The project will also develop and implement capacity building activities for professionals in the field of child protection and alternative care. Finally, it will design and implement a specific mentoring scheme in order to facilitate the integration process of unaccompanied minors in new contexts and societies.

Project partners are currently finalizing two of the project’s main activities:

  • the analysis of the integration context for unaccompanied minors in the participating countries and the assessment of the integration services provided to them, and
  • the mentoring protocol, which is the guide for the forthcoming mentoring process, organized by the PROUD project.

Stay tuned for the project’s forthcoming events and activities. 

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