INTERACT – Towards a more efficient cooperation across borders for the protection of children

The INTERACT project: an innovative methodology to identify cooperation gaps The INTERACT project is part of Missing Children Europe’s AMINA programme, a comprehensive multi-annual programme supported by the H&M Foundation. The programme aims to close the protection gaps that lead to disappearance and exploitation of children in migration and contribute to creating such an environment in which primary consideration is given to the best interest of the child.

Looking for Abena and Qiro across the EU: Missing Children Europe and partners work towards ending exploitation of children in migration with fictional cases 

Abena is a young girl who was forced to leave Eritrea when confronted with an impossible choice as she approached her 14th birthday: being forcibly married to a 35 year man or enrol in the military. She decided to escape with her brother and embarked on a dreadful journey to Europe, but they ended up being separated and Abena arrived alone to Italy.


In the past few years, Europe has received large number of migrants. Many of the migrants are children who come to Europe without their parents or caretakers. Life for these children are anything but safe or simple, and many disappear. Together with Missing Children Europe, the H&M Foundation aim to protect and support these children, in their struggle to build a new life in a new country.