Virtual meeting, 29 March - 1 April 2021


1. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

  • Communication by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija PEJČINOVIĆ BURIĆ

2. Monitoring of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention

2.1. “The protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICTs): addressing the challenges raised by child self-generated sexual images and/or videos”

2.1.1. Examination of document T-ES(2020)22 rev.1 (2nd monitoring round draft implementation report):

  • Chapter VII (Awareness-raising or educational activities/tools/materials/ measures)
  • Chapter VIII (Education for children)
  • Chapter IX (Higher education curriculum and continuous training)
  • Chapter X (Research)

2.1.2. Presentation of the results of a research on sexting and imaged-based sexual abuse of children

2.1.3. Consideration of the compromise text concerning Chapter IV (International cooperation) as set out in the Appendix to the list of decisions of the Lanzarote Committee’s 30th meeting

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

2.2.1. Follow-up to 10 Recommendations of the special report (urgent monitoring round)

  • State of affairs concerning additional clarifications requested to finalise the assessment of compliance with each of the 10 Recommendations by the 41 Parties covered by the special report

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1. State of affairs concerning a possible compilation of relevant Council of Europe standards for a comprehensive human rights-based framework for the use of automated technology to detect online child sexual abuse and exploitation material (see para. 20, list of decisions, 30th meeting)

3.2. Up-date on focused questionnaires on legal age for sexual activities and statute of limitations for sexual offences against children and consideration of possible capacity building events on the issues raised in the questionnaires

3.3. Exchange of views with Ms Mama Fatima Singhateh, UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children

3.4. Presentation of the new UK strategy on Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

3.5. Presentation of relevant Tech Coalition initiatives

3.6. Debriefings by Lanzarote Committee members having participated in meetings of Council of Europe bodies on the Lanzarote Committee’s behalf and/or information on the preparation of the next Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child

  • Steering Committee for the rights of the child (CDENF) and its subordinate bodies
  • Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY)
  • Other

3.7. Information about the 7th edition of the European Day on the protection of Children against Sexual exploitation and Sexual Abuse (18 November 2021)

3.8. Exchange of information on any other relevant initiative

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. Exchange of views on the sharing of Committee members, observers and participants contacts

6. Any other business

Dates of the next meetings

  • 32nd meeting, 28 June – 1 July 2021 (remote meeting, same time slots as 31st meeting)
  • 33rd meeting, 29 November – 3 December 2021 (nature and exact time slots of the meeting tbc)


List of decisions