The project partners of Mind the Children have managed to create an impact combining their different expertise. Investigative stories have raised awareness for the issue of missing migrant children in Europe, and have revealed the malfunctions in governmental asylum systems. Some of these revelations have resulted in political response.

Examples of impact

Questions to Dutch Secretary of State about missing children

Dutch political party Volt has asked questions to Secretary of State in response to Lost in Europe research that showed that more than 18,000 child migrants have gone missing in Europe.

Room at AZC.
Photo: © Paulien van de Loo/Hollandse Hoogte, via NRC:

Investigation into asylum seekers who disappeared without a trace

Dutch government is launching a so-called “phenomenon investigation” into asylum seekers who disappeared without a trace from Dutch reception centers.

Picture: © Geesje van Haren, VersPers, Lost in Europe

Dutch parliament demands clarification on disappearances

The Dutch parliament is demanding clarification from responsible secretary on the disappearance of hundreds of Nigerian asylum seekers from Dutch asylum centers.

Photo: © Terry Vlisidis on Unsplash.