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.

Objectives

To ensure that the rights of children are protected through effective multi-national, interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial cooperation and child-friendly measures to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation and abuse facilitated by ICTs (OCSEA) at pan-European level.

The project includes 3 mutually reinforcing components, each aimed at:

  • setting up enabling environments for cross-sector, multidisciplinary collaboration at national and regional levels, through strengthening national governance structures and conducting situation analysis of OCSEA risks and responses in national and pan-European  contexts;
  • supporting legislative and procedural reforms, training and improved capacities of law enforcement officials, judiciary and prosecutors and promoting multi-disciplinary interagency cooperation for end-to-end support for victims;
  • addressing societal capabilities with emphasis on awareness-raising, education of  key targets groups and empowerment of children.

This project, which  is implemented in the framework  of the  Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021), will support 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.

Beneficiaries

All 47 member states of the Council of Europe, especially Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Funding

The Council of Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided for this programme by the Fund to End Violence Against Children.

ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES

EndOCSEA@Europe & CyberEast: Improving operational capacities to tackle online child sexual exploitation and abuse

9 June 2021 Online

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...

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Online Training Course for Candidate Magistrates in Turkey on Countering Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA)

25 February 2021 Strasbourg

Webinars, online meetings, remote working models, online friendships and online networking. Everything is just a click away now. While we strive to adapt ourselves to the new era of digitalisation, our children are born into it with pure innocence and vulnerability. So, are we well prepared to...

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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

11 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

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...

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Results of the fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the EndOCSEA@Europe Project

5 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 05 February 2021, the members of the Steering Committee of the project End OCSEA@Europe held their fourth meeting to discuss the positive results of the project at national level, the forthcoming activities until June 2021 and future potential areas for future cooperation. Members provided...

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Pilot Training on Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse for Judges, Prosecutors, and the National Police in Ukraine

8-11 December 2020 Strasbourg

The new training on online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) for judges, prosecutors, and the national police in Ukraine, which was prepared by the EndOCSEA@Europe Project, was piloted on 8-11 December 2020 in Ukraine in cooperation with the CyberEast Project of the Council of Europe...

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