Strasbourg, 10-12 May 2017


1. Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and up-date on ratifications of the Lanzarote Convention
Order of Business

2. Monitoring of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention

2.1 2nd monitoring round, exchange of views and decision on:

2.1.1 the draft Interpretative Opinion on “Applicability of the Lanzarote Convention to sexual offences against children facilitated through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs)”

2.1.2 the draft Thematic Questionnaire to launch the monitoring round on “Criminal use of child self-generated sexual images and videos facilitated by Information and Communication Technologies”

2.2 Situation in Hungary: analysis of the additional information requested to Hungary by the Lanzarote Committee Chairperson in a letter addressed to the Hungarian Prime Minister on 22 March 2017

2.3 Urgent monitoring round: exchange of views and decision on follow-up to recommendations of the special report on “Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1 Participation of the Lanzarote Committee in outside events

3.1.1 Debriefing by Ms Maria José CASTELLO-BRACO and Ms Zsuzsanna RUTAI of their participation in the European Commission TAIEX Workshop on challenges and best practice to counteract child sexual abuse online (Minsk, 16-17 March 2017)

3.1.2 Debriefing of the 2nd meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Rights if the Child (CAHENF) by Ms Ina VERZIVOLLI (Strasbourg, 29-31 March 2017)

3.1.3 Debriefing by Ms Gioia SCAPPUCCI of her participation in the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE) meeting (Strasbourg, 21 April 2017)

3.1.4 Debriefing by Ms Gioia SCAPPUCCI of the Kick-off meeting for the INTERPOL Project to Counter Migrant Smuggling in the Balkan Region (Podgorica, 24 April 2017)

3.2 Presentation of relevant activities by national authorities, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, experts, as well as services of the Council of Europe

3.2.1 Presentation of the EUROPOL Preventive Campaign on Sexual Coercion and Extortion by Ms Katarzyna STACIWA, Strategic Analyst - FP Twins, Europol

3.2.2 Presentation by Mr Sébastien BROCHOT of the PedoHelp project about offering understanding and support to prevent child sexual abuse

3.2.3 Presentation by Ms Clothilde TALLEU, Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS), of the project Pro Safe Sport +: Put an end to sexual harassment and abuse against children in sport

3.2.4 Presentation by Ms Petya NESTOROVA, Executive Secretary of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), of GRETA’s 6th General Report relevant findings concerning children

3.2.5 Presentation of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) by Mr Luca SCHIO, Director of Department, International Cooperation & Partnerships, Directorate for European Cooperation & Strategy, the CEB, and Ms Giusi PAJARDI, Head of the Secretariat of the Partial Agreement of the CEB

3.3 Presentation of relevant initiatives of the Parliamentary Assembly and Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe

3.3.1 Presentation by Baroness Doreen MASSEY, Chairperson, Sub-Committee on Children, Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

3.3.2 Presentation by Mr Johan van den HOUT, Thematic Spokesperson on Children, Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe

4. Procedural matters

4.1 Adoption of the Lanzarote Committee’s 3rd activity report

4.2 Consideration of the request of observer status made by the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

4.3 Adoption of the list of decisions of the meeting

5. Any other business

5.1 Enhancing visibility of the role and impact of civil society’s representatives in the work of the Lanzarote Committee Council of Europe cooperation projects

5.2 Council of Europe cooperation projects on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

5.3 Lanzarote Convention 10th anniversary preparations: state of play

6. Dates of the next meetings

24-27 October 2017, Lanzarote:

- 10th anniversary celebration conference: 24/10 pm and 25/10

- 19th meeting: 26-27/10


List of decisions
Report of the 18th meeting