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.
09 March 2021
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First webinar on Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSEA) for the National Police, Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Moldova
Under the framework of the Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe) and the Project on Combatting Violence Against Children in the Republic of Moldova, Ms Rajka Vlahovic, and Ms Maria Andriani Kostopoulou, Council of Europe...
On 5 February 2021, the project “End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe” (End OCSEA@Europe) held its 4th Steering Committee meeting to discuss the positive results of the project at national level, the forthcoming activities until June 2021 and potential areas for future...
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Pilot Training on Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for Judges, Prosecutors, and the National Police in Ukraine
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