Integration of young refugees in the EU. The new FRA report

Delays and serious challenges integrating young refugees who have fled war and persecution risk creating a  lost generation,  finds  a  new Fundamental  Rights Agency  (FRA) report. While it identifies some good practices, it urges Member States to learn from each other to give these young people an adequate chance in life. Based on interviews with over 160 refugees and 400 frontline workers in six EU Member States, FRA’s ‘Integration of young refugees in the EU: good practices and challenges’ report identifies serious obstacles in existing migrant integration approaches for young people aged between 16 and 24.

Considering the results emerging from this research, FRA urges Italian authorities to reduce the length of asylum procedures and to foster school integration of children who are asylum applicants and protection status holders. Link to the EN press release. Link to the report.