Children in Europe and the Central Asia region have faced increased protection-related risks in recent years due to the consequences of unresolved armed conflict, civil unrest, large scale migration, and natural disasters.

Increased child protection risks occur in the context of significant numbers of children facing conditions of exclusion, marginalization, social, and economic inequity.

The course explains emergency child protection programming in Europe and the Central Asia Region.

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Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Reinforce the standards, context, and priorities for CPiE preparedness and response.

  • Share key documents, information sources and firsthand experiences from within the ECAR region.

  • Promote a better understanding of the basic principles of child protection in emergencies and their relevance in the ECAR region. Within this context, the course discusses emergency and specific CP risks and challenges in implementing programs.

Prerequisite learning

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience

This course is recommended for UNICEF staff who want to learn about emergency child programming, standards, coordination, strategies, and resources.


The course has ten modules.

Module 1:   Global standards on CPiE
Module 2:   Emergencies in ECAR
Module 3:   Coordination in emergencies
Module 3:   The child protection system
Module 4:   Child protection emergencies in ECAR
Module 5:   The child protection system
Module 6:   Quality child protection response in emergencies
Module 7:   Emergency child protection strategies
Module 8:   Emergency child protection specific topics
Module 9:   Sharing ECAR field experiences in CPiE
Module 10: Global child protection resources


It should take you approximately one hour to complete the course.


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