The EndOCSEA@Europe project is implemented by the Children’s Rights Division of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Cybercrime Office (C-PROC) in Bucharest, Romania.
The ever increasing use of information and communication technologies whilst providing additional opportunities for children to exercise their rights also exposes them to greater risks of sexual exploitation and abuse facilitated by online technologies. Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA) is a crime that has far reaching, long-term consequences for the victims, survivors and the wider community. Preventing and combatting this crime is a complex challenge that requires constant action by every member state of the Council of Europe.
To support member states to prevent and combat OCSEA, the Council of Europe has launched a new project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe” (EndOCSEA@Europe). This project seeks to address the contextual challenges identified at pan-European and country levels by promoting, facilitating and supporting national efforts and actions to prevent and combat OCSEA. This project will support global efforts in this area, including actions towards SDG 16.2 and SDG 5.2 as well as the implementation of relevant international and European standards, in particular the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention), and 8 of the capabilities identified in the WePROTECT Model National Response.
2nd edition of Member state responses to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse is out with new data and recommendations
The Council of Europe Project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe” (EndOCSEA@Europe), has published the second edition of the Baseline Mapping of member state responses to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The Report builds upon the structure and...
Closing conference of the EndOCSEA@EUROPE Project
Fighting OCSEA with new standards and policies, more research, knowledge and targeted awareness raising tools
The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) Closing Conference will take place online on 17 June organised as part of Together to #ENDviolence, as an affiliate event of the Solutions Summit Series. Three webinars will bring to light...
Council of Europe Regional Conference
The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) launched its new training package for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors to improve their operational capacities in tackling OCSEA in an online Regional Conference on 3-4 June 2021. The...
Pilot training on online child sexual abuse and exploitation for judges, prosecutors and the national police
On 25 – 26 May 2021 the Council of Europe regional project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) and project on Combating violence against children in the Republic of Moldova held a training on “Online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSEA)” for police,...
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