Figure 6 shows the number of first time applications for international protection in the EU since 2013, and the share among them lodged by children aged under 14 and under 18. Children represented 31 % of all applicants in the EU in 2020 (i.e. 130 000), although a dramatic reduction in the number of child applicants can be seen from 2019 to 2020 (from 192 000 to 130 000) in line with a general downward trend explained by the travel restrictions imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
First-time applicants, by age group
We write about
Disclaimer and Copyright statement
The content of all documents (and articles) contained in this blog is the sole responsibility of the author and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament. It is addressed to the Members and staff of the EP for their parliamentary work. Reproduction and translation for non-commercial purposes are authorised, provided the source is acknowledged and the European Parliament is given prior notice and sent a copy.
For a comprehensive description of our cookie and data protection policies, please visit Terms and Conditions page.
Copyright © European Union, 2014-2023. All rights reserved.