The eighteen-month project  will start in February 2018 and will aim for improving reception and care for unaccompanied children by structurally increasing the quality and quantity of family based care for them.

It will collect and spread practical knowledge about the state of the art on providing family based care fur unaccompanied children in the participating countries Belgium, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Croatia. It will improve family based care where it is currently already (scattered) practice and provide the possibility to set it up as a reasonable alternative to institutional care where it hardly exists, but opportunities and will for development are there.

Activities will be amongst others a situational analysis to collect and spread practical knowledge about the state of the art on family based care in the partner countries, writing of country reports and recommendations on next steps to take in order to reach a sustainable system and offering the ALFACA-training that was developed during the ALFACA project that ran from 2015-2017.

ALFACA II will be carried out by Nidos (the Netherlands) and partners Minor N’dako, Pleegzorg Vlaams-Brabant en Brussel and Mentor-Escale (all Belgium), METAdrasi (Greece), Amici dei Bambini (Italy), Centre for missing and exploited children (Croatia) and Hope for Children CRC Policy Center (Cyprus).

Contact details:
Liedewij de Ruijter de Wildt, Manager European projects Nidos
Mobile phone: +31 (0) 6 22194569, email: