The Hague, 7-9 November 2018


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

2. Monitoring of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention

2.1. “Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”

2.1.1. Follow-up by Parties to the 5 “urge” recommendations of the special report: decisions on the way forward

2.2. “The protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse facilitated by ICTs”

2.2.1. Decisions on key issues emerging from the observations on replies/contributions to questions 8-11[1] of the thematic questionnaire following the decisions taken during the previous meeting (20-22 June 2018)

2.2.2. Exchange of views on the observations prepared by the Rapporteurs on replies/contributions to questions 12-15 of the thematic questionnaire:
- Question 12 – Jurisdiction rules – prepared by Rapporteur Ms LIČKOVÁ (Czech Republic);
- Question 13 – Specialised units/departments/sections – prepared by Rapporteur Mr DEGTEARIOV (Republic of Moldova);
- Question 14 – Challenges in the prosecution phase – prepared by Rapporteur Ms JUKIĆ (Croatia);
- Question 15 – Training of professionals – prepared by Rapporteur Ms SARTIN (United Kingdom).

2.2.3. Appointment of Rapporteurs to prepare observations on replies/contributions received with regard to further questions of the thematic questionnaire[2]

2.2.4. State of play concerning the use of the Guidelines for Implementation of Child Participation in the 2nd thematic monitoring round

2.3. “The protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust”

2.3.1. Decisions on how to manage the follow-up to the recommendations of “The Framework” and “The Strategies” implementation reports

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1. Debriefing of the capacity-building event on "The protection of children against sexual abuse in sport"

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 by Dutch relevant stakeholders on:
- The Halt programme to address some cases of sexting;
- A public-private approach, with new administrative enforcement options, to combat child pornography.

3.2.2. Child-like sex robots/dolls:
- Presentation by Ms VAN WYNSBERGHE, Assistant Professor of Ethics and Robots, Delft University on recent legislative solutions concerning child-like sex robots;
- Up-date by EUROPOL concerning its survey on child-like sex dolls.

3.2.3. Mission and vision of the Centre for Child Protection (CCP) of the Pontifical Gregorian University: exchange of views with Father ZOLLNER on possible cooperation between the CCP and the Lanzarote Committee

3.2.4. Presentation by Mr NIKOLAIDIS (Lanzarote Committee Chairperson, Greece) of the project “Support to Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in institutional settings (SASCA)”

3.2.5. Up-coming international events of interest to the Lanzarote Committee:
- 2018 edition of the European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (18 November)

3.3. Presentation of relevant initiatives of the Parliamentary Assembly and Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe[3]

3.4. Participation of the Lanzarote Committee representatives in outside events[4]

3.4.1. Debriefing by Ms DE CRAIM (Lanzarote Committee Vice-Chairperson, Belgium) and by Ms CASTELLO-BRANCO (Lanzarote Committee Member of the Bureau, Portugal) on:
- an exchange of views with GRETA on the links between online sexual exploitation of children and the anti-trafficking in human beings legal framework (12 July 2018, Strasbourg);
- the Octopus Conference Workshop on Cyberviolence (Strasbourg, 13 July 2018).

3.4.2. Debriefing by Mr NIKOLAIDIS (Lanzarote Committee Chairperson, Greece) on the Nordic Congress on Child Welfare: Safety for Children: New thinking – New approaches (Reykjavik, 5-7 September 2018)

3.4.3. Debriefing by Ms SCAPPUCCI (Executive Secretary) on the Expert Workshop on the implementation of the EU child sexual abuse directive with regard to background checks and the use of ECRIS (Brussels, 25 September 2018)

3.4.4. Debriefing by Mr FORNER ROVIRA (CDDH, Rapporteur on reporting suspicion of child sexual abuse in the context of the Committee’s 2nd implementation report) on the seminar organised by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales on reporting child sexual abuse (London, 27 September 2018)

3.4.5. Debriefing by Ms CASTELLO-BRANCO (Portugal, Gender Equality Rapporteur) on:
- progress with the ECPAT Global Initiative on Boys;
- Gender Equality Training (Strasbourg, 15 October 2018).

3.4.6. Debriefing by Ms ZANNINI (Italy) in a seminar on “Violence against children within and outside the family context: prevention and protection measures”, organised by the Centro italiano di biostatistica ed epidemiologia in cooperation with the Italian Authority for the protection of Children and UNICEF (Rome, 4-5 October 2018)

3.4.7. Debriefing by Ms BOROVČANIN-MARIĆ (Bosnia and Herzegovina, representative to the CAHENF-VAC) on the 2nd meeting of the Group of Experts on responses to violence against children (CAHENF-VAC) (Strasbourg, 18-19 September 2018)

3.4.8. Debriefing by Ms WACHENHEIM (France, representative to the CAHENF): 5th meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Rights of the Child (CAHENF, Strasbourg, 16-18 October 2018)

4. Procedural matters

4.1. Ensuring compliance with the principle of equality of the two official Council of Europe languages (English and French)

4.2. Exchange of views on possible ways and means to maintain the monitoring process effective (if time allows)

4.3. Exchange of views on possible ways and means to ensure that operational follow-up is given to its findings (if time allows)

4.4. Adoption of the list of decisions of the meeting

5. Any other business

6. Dates of the next meetings

- 23rd meeting: 5-7 March 2019, Cyprus (tbc)

- 24th meeting: 4-6 June 2019, Strasbourg

- 25th meeting: 3-5 December 2019, Strasbourg

[1] For ease of reference:
- Question 8 – Legislation – prepared by Rapporteur Ms MARKU (Hope for Children CRC Policy Centre);
- Question 9 – Criminalisation – prepared by Rapporteur Ms TROPPACHER (Austria);
- Question 10 – Production and possession of self-generated sexually explicit images and/or videos by children for their own private use – prepared by Rapporteur Ms FISCHEROVA (Slovak Republic);
- Question 11 – Reference in law to ICT facilitated sexual coercion and/or extortion – prepared by Rapporteur Ms ATABEKOVA (Russian Federation).
It should also be pointed out that observations based on the additional information requested in the framework of Question 11 will also be presented and issues raised in that context will also require decisions.

[2] Depending on Rapporteurs available, the next questions to be assessed may be picked under the questionnaire’s headings on “Prevention”, “Protection” or “Partnerships”.

[3] Due to lack of time, these debriefings should be made available in writing.

[4] Due to lack of time, these debriefings should be made available in writing.


List of decisions