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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Stepping up action to combat violence against children within the UN 2030 Agenda

13 May 2019 Vienna, Austria

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Social Affairs Committee, meeting in Vienna, encouraged member States’ governments and parliaments to step up their involvement in the implementation and monitoring of target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*, to end...

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The Republic of Moldova celebrates European values

11 May 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe Office in Chisinau is participating in the European Day festivities in the central park Stefan cel Mare in Chisinau. Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, the European Village aims to bring European values closer to the citizens of the...

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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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HELP course on child-friendly justice launched in the Republic of Moldova

12 April 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice was officially launched today in Chisinau by the Council of Europe and the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. “The distance learning course is innovative and remarkable. In addition to our own members, we have also...

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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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Deputy Secretary General opens 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels

2 April 2019 Brussels, Belgium

“Action against violence. Action to protect against abuse in the digital age. Action to support migrant and refugee children” emphasized Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni while opening the 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels. Deputy Secretary General underlined the relevance of...

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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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A training session organised by the Council of Europe

“Monitoring places where migrant children are deprived of their liberty: how to conduct an effective visit?”

28-29 March 2019 Paris, France

The administrative detention of migrant and other children and conditions of deprivation of liberty pose serious challenges to the realisation of their rights. The Council of Europe 2016-2021 Strategy for the rights of the child acknowledges these challenges, and the children’s rights division...

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Improving inter-agency cooperation and assessing the implementation of the Lanzarote Convention in Georgia

20 March 2019 Tbilissi, Georgia

A roundtable “Towards more effective implementation of the Lanzarote Convention in Georgia: Challenges and good practices in responding to child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse” is organised on 21-22 March 2018, in Tbilisi, jointly by the Council of Europe and the Human Rights Secretariat of...

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First prosecutors and lawyers awarded certificates after completing the HELP course on child-friendly justice in Georgia

20 March 2019 Tbilissi, Georgia

A pool of 20 prosecutors and 17 lawyers were awarded certificates by the Council of Europe, the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia and the Georgian Bar Association in an official ceremony. Participants of the final workshop also took stock of lessons learnt, identified good practices and...

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EndOCSEA@Europe first Steering Group meeting

5 March 2019 Strasbourg

Online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) is a specific form of violence against children. The often transnational nature of this crime requires an international, multi-sectorial response to ensure holistic support for victims and effective investigation and prosecutions. The first...

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Two awards won at the Césars French film festival for “Les Chatouilles”, a story of child sexual abuse

25 February 2019 Paris, France

The film “Les Chatouilles” (co-directed by Andréa Bescon and Eric Métayer) won César awards at the ceremony held on 22 February 2019 in two categories: best supporting actress for Karin Viard, and best adaptation of a theatre play for the two co-directors. This autobiographical film highlights...

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Call for consultants: Baseline Mapping: End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @Europe

13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project End Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse @ Europe supports member States to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse. The project, which is implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child...

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Supporting Safer Internet Day 2019: Together for a better Internet

5 February 2019 Global

For the 5th consecutive year, the Council of Europe is supporting the Safer Internet Day Campaign. Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology,...

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Starting the process to adapt the Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice into Moldovan legal order

29 January 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

A preparatory workshop for the adaptation of the Council of Europe HELP course on child-friendly justice into Moldovan legal order was organised on 25 January in Chisinau with the National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. This workshop is the first step towards launching the HELP...

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Project launched on protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the Republic of Moldova

28 January 2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe organised its first planning meeting of the steering committee for the project on Protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse in the Republic of Moldova on 23 January 2019 in Chisinau. In his welcoming remarks, the State Secretary of the Ministry of...

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Council of Europe launches Handbook on child-friendly information for children in migration

18 December 2018 Strasbourg

Children in migration have the right to be informed about their rights and the procedures affecting them. Such information is crucial uphold the child’s right to be heard and to participate in procedures affecting them. Children in migration face additional barriers in access to information that...

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Roundtable on “Delivering real change: effectively protecting refugee and migrant children’s rights”

13-14 December 2018 Strasbourg

Because they are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in Europe, refugee and migrant children are a particular concern for the Council of Europe when it comes to defending children’s rights. In association with the Special Representative, the Children’s rights division has therefore...

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Exchange of views between the Chair of CAHENF and the Committee on Bioethics

22 November 2018 Strasbourg

On 22 November, Ms Maria-Andriani Kostopoulou, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) took part in an exchange of views at the invitation of the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), in the context of the preparation by DH-BIO of a strategic action plan....

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