24.06.2011 - The European Economic and Social Affairs Committee (EESC), consultative body of the European Union,
has sent out a call for best practice examples to be submitted in the field of preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse,
“The EESC is preparing a compilation of best practice in the field of preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse, which is
connected to its work on the opinion on this important subject. The Committee intends to publish a collection of the responses on-line to illustrate the
activities and good practice carried out in different Member States.
We would like to invite civil society organisations and state agencies that deal with the sexual abuse of children to fill in the questionnaire
here. Please keep it short (800 characters) and give a website as reference
for further reading. The main text of the contribution can be submitted in any EU language.
We hope that circulating information about activities and experiences in the EU will encourage civil society to take action, build expertise and create new
links between stakeholders. Your contribution would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance on behalf of EESC members!”
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The ONE in FIVE Campaign supports this EESC initiative, in particular as the exercise is not restricted to EU member states but also open for replies from
the Council of Europe member states (the only restriction being that replies must be submitted an EU official language).