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

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.

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Funding Funding

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


Executive summary

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Online child sexual abuse experts visit Ukraine and Armenia

17-18 September 2019 Yerevan, Armenia and Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe experts will visit Yerevan and Kyiv on 17-19 September 2019 under the Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe to analyse legislation, policies and practices to prevent and combat this crime. The EndOCSEA@Europe Project promotes, facilitates and...

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“Strengthening civil society participation in the implementation and monitoring of the Lanzarote Convention” conference report

12 August 2019 Strasbourg

On 8-9 April 2019, an international conference on “Strengthening civil society participation in the implementation and monitoring of the Lanzarote Convention” gathered representatives from over 35 civil society organisations (CSOs), active in 20 member states of the Council of Europe in...

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Strengthening Multi-sectorial cooperation to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse

12 august 2019 Strasbourg

Information and communication technologies can both empower children to exercise their rights in new ways and increase the risks of violations of their rights to privacy and to a life free from all forms of violence. The risks of becoming a victim of online child sexual exploitation or abuse...

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First fact-finding visit under the Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse@Europe

18-21 June 2019 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe Project to End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe Project) promotes, facilitates and supports member state actions to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation and abuse facilitated by information and communication technologies (OCSEA);...

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Call for Consultants for a Review of training strategies and materials for Law Enforcement, Judges and Prosecutors and development of a pilot training module

27 June 2019 Strasbourg

While the exact number of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA) victims is unknown, reports show that tens of thousands of children, of all ages, fall victim to OCSEA each year. This crime is often transnational in nature and ever evolving. To ensure effective investigation and...

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1st Regional Conference addressing Online child sexual exploitation and abuse

16-17 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organised the first Regional Conference on the Council of Europe’s project to end online child sexual exploitation and abuse @ Europe (EndOCSEA@Europe). While the exact number of victims of online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) is unknown, reports show that tens...

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Grant opportunities for awareness raising to prevent and combat Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

23 April 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications for grants to fund projects to raise awareness amongst different target groups, to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA), in the framework of the project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @...

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Strengthening civil society participation in implementing and monitoring the Lanzarote Convention

8-9 April 2019 Strasbourg

Engaging civil society is crucial in preventing and combating child sexual exploitation and abuse. To further strengthen cooperation, the Council of Europe organised an International Conference dedicated to civil society on 8-9 April 2019 in Strasbourg. This international conference gathered over...

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Call for consultants: Gap analysis of legislation, policies and practices regarding Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

1 April 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is looking for a consultant(s) to perform a gap analysis in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. The analysis will strengthen legislation, policies and practices and enhance multi-stakeholder co-operation in the field of preventing and combating Online Child Sexual Exploitation...

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