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Protect children against sexual abuse - Online database available now!

Press Breakfast Brussels, József Antall Building, European Parliament, at 8.30 am

On 27 October the European Economic and Social Committee launched an online database of best practices for the protection of children against sexual abuse. 

The examples of best practices have been collected from across Europe and showcase the work of NGOs and government agencies which have set up hotlines or launched awareness campaigns for children in schools, on the internet or on TV and which can serve as a vital tool for combating child abuse.
This initiative ties in with the new EESC opinion on "Preventive measures for the protection of children against sexual abuse"  drafted by Madi Sharma (Member of the Employers' Group) and adopted at the EESC October plenary session. 

The invited speakers were:

  • Jillian van Turnhout, Irish Senator and outgoing Chief Executive of Children's Rights Alliance
  • Tiina Maria Levamo, Co-ordinator of the ONE in FIVE Campaign, Council of Europe


For more information, please contact:

Alejandro Izquierdo López

+32 (0) 2546 9406