Virtual meeting, 30 November - 3 December 2021


1. Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and up-date on ratifications/accessions to 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 information and communication technologies (ICTs): addressing the challenges raised by child self-generated sexual images and/or videos”

2.1.1. Continued review of the legal frameworks chapter of the 2nd monitoring round draft implementation report in view of clearing pending issues:

  • Chapter I (Legal frameworks) – document T-ES(2020)23 rev.2

2.1.2. Final review of the entire draft implementation report in view of its adoption:

  • Draft implementation report – document T-ES(2021)34

2.2. “Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse”: compliance procedure concerning the Lanzarote Committee’s special report

2.2.1. Consideration of the following draft compliance reports in view of their adoption:

  • R15 on information and advice to children
  • R7 on mechanisms for data collection
  • R37 on a coordinated approach between responsible agencies
  • R13 on coordination and collaboration of different actors
  • R12 on prosecution of offenders
  • R11 on protection to child victims
  • R31 on child-friendly proceedings

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1. Panel showcasing of Lanzarote Committee observers recent and up-coming work:

  • European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO)
  • Hope for Children
  • International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates
  • Internet Watch Foundation
  • Missing Children Europe
  • Save the Children
  • WeProtect Global Alliance

3.2. 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)
  • European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ)
  • Other bodies

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

4.1. Overview of recently completed projects

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

5. Procedural matters

5.1. Presentation and consideration of suggested amendments to the Committee’s Rules of Procedure (document T-ES(2021)35) based on ideas last discussed in June 2021 when examining the Reflection Paper containing suggestions to strengthen the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism and procedure in the short or medium term (document T-ES(2021)15)

5.2. Up-date on reflection on possible follow-up to the recommendations of the report “Respecting human rights and the rule of law when using automated technology to detect online child sexual exploitation and abuse

6. Any other business

Dates of the next meetings

  • 36th meeting, 7-10 March 2022 (Strasbourg/hybrid tbc)
  • 37th meeting, 29 June - 1 July 2022 (Strasbourg/hybrid tbc)
  • 38th meeting, 29 November - 2 December 2022 ((Strasbourg/hybrid tbc)


 List of decisions

 Report of the 35th meeting