45 / 2017
Mateja Sedmak, Zorana Medarić

Life Transitions of the Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Slovenia: Subjective Views

The article addresses the issue of unaccompanied migrant children seeking international protection in Slovenia and their perceptions of four different life transitions they experience through their journey: a transition across geographical spaces, institutional transition, transition over time and psychological transition. The implementation of the existing international protection system in Slovenia is seen through their narratives and perceptions of their own best interest, various gaps, constraints and weak points in the procedures. There are no durable solutions for unaccompanied minors in Slovenia who are in search of a better everyday life.
KEY WORDS: unaccompanied migrant children, life transitions, best interest of a child, subjective views