Nicosia, 15-18 October 2019


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

2.1.1. Exchange of views on the observations to questions 1, 2, 5, 7 and 16 of the thematic questionnaire prepared by Rapporteurs:

- Mr DIOURI (Morocco) on replies to Question 1 (Awareness-raising or educational activities/tools/materials/measures);
- Ms ILCHUK (Ukraine) on replies to Questions 2 (Civil society involvement) and 7 (Cooperation with civil society);
- Ms TAMMISTE (Estonia) on replies to Question 5 (Research);
- Mr AZZOPARDI (Malta) on replies to Question 6 (Assistance to victims);
- Ms CASTELLO-BRANCO (Portugal) on replies to question 16 (International cooperation).

2.1.2. Presentation of new children’s contributions based on submissions made following the Guidelines for Implementation of Child Participation in the 2nd thematic monitoring round

2.2. “The protection of children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust”: decisions on how to manage the follow-up to the recommendations addressed to Parties in the context 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 multidisciplinary approach and interagency cooperation in Cyprus to protect children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse

3.2. Examination, in view of its adoption, of the revised draft Declaration on protecting children from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in residential care and institutional settings in view of its adoption

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

3.3.1. Presentation by Ms TODOROVA (UN CRC Vice-Chairperson) of the Guidelines regarding the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

3.3.2. Call for input to contribute to the “Looking back, looking forward” report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material

3.3.3. Presentation by Mr KLANČNIK (EUROPOL) of the Police2Peer project and up-date on the survey on legislation and practice concerning child-like sex dolls

3.3.4. Recent relevant progress in legislation, policies and strategies

3.3.5. Up-coming international events of interest to the Lanzarote Committee
- Mid-term evaluation Conference to evaluate the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of the Child (2016-2021)
- 2019 edition of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November), dedicated to “Empowering children to stop sexual violence”
- Any other event organised by members or observers to the Committee

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

3.4.1. Presentation of relevant initiatives of the Parliamentary Assembly

3.4.2. Committee of Ministers’ request for possible comments by the Lanzarote Committee on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations:
- 2155 (2019) – “The situation of migrants and refugees on the Greek islands: more needs to be done”
- 2159 (2019) – “Ending violence against children: a Council of Europe contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals”
- 2160 (2019) – “Stop violence against, and exploitation of, migrant children”

3.5. Participation of the Lanzarote Committee representatives in outside events

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

4.1. Up-date on progress with the End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OSCEA) @ Europe Project

4.2. Up-date concerning other on-going projects’ development

5. Procedural matters

5.1. Adoption of the Lanzarote Committee’s 5th Activity Report

5.2. Continued brainstorming on how to ensure that operational follow-up is given to monitoring findings based on the exchange of experience with other Council of Europe monitoring bodies

6. Any other business

7. Dates of the next meetings

- 26th meeting: 10-12 March 2020, Strasbourg
- 27th meeting: 9-11 June 2020, Strasbourg
- 28th meeting: 3-5 November 2020, Strasbourg


List of decisions