Building a Europe for and with children

Consultation with experts on the prevention of sexual abuse of children

In response to its mandate under the childrenís strategy for 2009-2011, the Council of Europe will in October 2010, launch a Europe-wide Campaign to stop Sexual Violence against children.

The campaign will aim to promote the ratification and implementation of the Council of Europeís primary legal instrument in this area; the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention), as well as the Cybercrime Convention and the Convention on Human Trafficking;

Furthermore, in keeping with current data which shows that children are most likely to to be abused by those closest to them; special attention will be devoted to the prevention of child sexual abuse taking place within the family or community settings.

Indeed, in preparation of this campaign, the Council of Europe has held a Consultation with experts on the prevention of sexual abuse of children, in Strasbourg 10-11 December.


* Download a background document to the campaign
* Download the programme for the Consultation with experts
* Participant's list attending the consultation

* Consultation report