Council of Europe (Regional)

Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The Council of Europe is using support from the Fund to promote, facilitate and support national efforts to prevent and fight against online child exploitation and abuse. Though the project covers all 47 Council of Europe member states, target activities are ongoing in 10 focus countries, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. To end online violence against children, the project is:

  • Establishing enabling environments for cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary collaboration at the national and regional levels;
  • Supporting legislative and procedural reforms and training law enforcement officials, judiciary members, and prosecutors to better respond to cases of online child sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Improving cooperation between the above agencies to ensure end-to-end support for children affected by online violence; and
  • Raising awareness of online violence by engaging directly with children.