Strasbourg, 14-17 June 2016


1. Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and up-date on ratifications of the Lanzarote Convention
Order of Business

2. Monitoring of the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention

2.1 Preliminary assessment of replies to questions 2 and 5 to 8 of the Thematic Questionnaire with a view to include observations on such replies in the Lanzarote Committee’s 2nd implementation report:

- Children’s education (Question 2)

- Specialised training (Question 5)

- Reporting suspicion of sexual abuse (Question 8)

- Participation of children, the private sector, the media and civil society (Question 6, continued)

- Preventive and intervention programmes (Question 7, continued)

2.2 Protecting children affected by the refugee crisis from sexual abuse and exploitation: exchange of views on the Bureau’s suggestion to address a focused questionnaire to all Parties

2.3 Exchange of views to identify and agree on the 2nd monitoring round theme

3. Exchange of information, experiences and good practices

3.1 Web addresses advertising or promoting criminal offences against children: presentation by Mr CARR (independent expert) to enable discussion in view of the possible adoption of a declaration condemning this practice

3.2 Presentation of the results of the reflection carried out by the Working Group on Trends in Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and discussion in view of deciding on possible steps forward

3.3 Presentation of relevant activities by international governmental and non-governmental organizations, experts, as well as services of the Council of Europe

3.3.1 Programmes to protect children against sexual violence online: presentation of the work of the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) by Mr SEGER (Head of C-PROC)

3.3.2 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2016-2019: overview by Mr HIBBARD (Council of Europe Internet Governance Coordinator)

3.3.3 Offenders on the move: sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism: presentation of the results of ECPAT’s Global and European Study on this issue by Ms DETTMEIJER-VERMEULEN (Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children)

3.3.4 ECPAT Global Survivors Forum: presentation by ECPAT

3.3.5 Responding to institutional failure to protect children from sexual abuse: presentation of the experience of the UK Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) by Mr FRANK (Panel member on IICSA)

3.3.6 Reaching the heights for the rights of the child: debriefing of the High level Conference (Sofia, 5-6 April 2016) by Ms JENSDÓTTIR (Head of the Children’s Rights Division and Council of Europe Children’s Rights Coordinator)

3.4 Presentation of relevant initiatives of the Parliamentary assembly and Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe

3.5 Defriefings of participation of the Lanzarote Committee in outside events

3.5.1 Participation of the Lanzarote Committee Chairperson in seminars on the Lanzarote Convention in Morocco (23 April 2016) and Tunisia (12 May 2016) in the context of the Council of Europe Neighbourhood partnership with South Mediterranean countries

3.5.2 Participation of the Lanzarote Committee Chairperson in the “Sexuality and international human rights law” Symposium (Angers, 26-27 May 2016)

5. Dates of the next meetings

- 22-25 November 2016, Lyon (at INTERPOL)

- 21-24 March 2017, Strasbourg (dates to be confirmed)

- 20-23 June 2017, Strasbourg (dates to be confirmed)

- 23-25 October 2017, Lanzarote


List of decisions
Report of the 15th meeting