The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and [email protected] ([email protected]) 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 event was organised in collaboration with the CyberEast project and led by Council of Europe international experts, Rajka Vlahovic, Mark Cameron, Andrea Bradley and Maria Andriani Kostopoulou who drafted the training materials.
The purpose of the activity was to promote the content of the training modules and deliver key parts of it as it was done in its piloting at country level throughout the project in cooperation with national experts from Ukraine, Republic of Moldova and Georgia. The modules can be easily adapted to national contexts and used to improve and/or develop training curricula for practitioners. It introduces members of the law enforcement and the judiciary to key international standards and definitions, efficient investigation techniques, child-friendly principles and procedures according to Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) and the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), examples of good practices and case studies.
The training package is being translated into the project’s languages and includes modules, lesson plans to train the trainers and powerpoints which may be delivered by Council of Europe experts upon request. For more information please check the leaflet.
The event was attended successfully by over 150 participants worldwide from multiple continents.
* The Council of Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided for this programme by the End Violence Fund.
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