PROTECT children on the move

Announcing the PROTECT Network - ensuring safety for children in migration

The PROTECT Network currently has contacts from 17 European countries from a wide range of professions. These contacts are experts and professionals who are engaged in ensuring safety for children in migration and protecting them from exploitation and trafficking.

When you join this informal network, your name, organization and contact information will be added to a list of contact points. We will distribute your information to those who are on the list. We aim to regularly update the list with new names and updated contacts. When you contact someone in the PROTECT network, you may find the answers you need in your daily work, be it information, ideas, guidance, or even where to turn next for an answer. The PROTECT network of contact points is developed with the kind support of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The PROTECT Network initiated by the Children at Risk Unit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers as part of the PROTECT Children on the Move project. The CBSS Expert Group on Children at Risk and the Nordic Council of Ministers joined together to provide training on preventing the exploitation and trafficking of children on the move. The training is on the basis of the Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases, which was the result of an EU funded project featuring 5 expert consultations during 2013-2015. As the second phase of the PROTECT wrapped up, we invited stakeholders from around Europe become a part of this Network.

The PROTECT Children on the move project will continue into 2018 and beyond, starting with expert and child consultations on identification and referral.

PROTECT II - Expert meeting and training on Promoting the Human Rights and Best Interests of Children in Transnational Child Protection Cases

50 professionals and officials from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden participated in an expert meeting and training session on 7-8 December at the CBSS Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden. This was the fourth and final of a series of trainings which aim to build capacity by providing relevant tools and cross-national good practices that are rooted in international and European standards.

Each training features participants and special expertise from the host country. Per-Anders Sunesson, Ambassador at Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden, gave his reflections on the anti-trafficking efforts at the international and Baltic Sea Regional level. Mihail Stoican, Head of Section, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, presented how to ensure that the rights and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child are reflected in all laws and policies. The meeting once again featured a role play using up and coming technology developed by Pär Stihl, Institute of Police Education, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
 
Helmut Sax, Member of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), shared the progress in developing an effective policy and practice against exploitation and trafficking of children.
 
Experts from the Baltic Sea Region briefed the meeting on the situation of child exploitation and trafficking in their countries. Further discussions looked at multi-disciplinary and inter-agency cooperation as the key for effective services, and also case assessments, information gathering and decision-making toward a durable solution, with special attention to national and cross-border assessments.

Funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the training series aimed to foster networking and cooperation between officials and professionals from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries and North West Russia. The training modules, derived from the Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases and the accompanying Practical Guide  (ENLTLVRUEEFI) are developed by Turid Heiberg, Daja Wenke and Maia Rusakova. The cooperation will continue into 2018, focusing on identification and best interest determinations, and will feature child participation. 

This meeting launched the Addendum to the Guidelines. As the  Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases publication is envisaged as a living document, this Addendum provides an overview of some key themes and developments that emerged during the past year. 

 

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Participants
 

        

 

PROTECT Children on the Move Training & Expert Meeting

Welcome and introduction of participants
Maira Mora, Director General, Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat
Turid Heiberg, Head of Children at Risk Unit, CBSS

Children on the move in Europe: Migrants, asylum seekers, children at risk and victims of exploitation and trafficking
Introduction to the guidelines on the human rights and best interests of children in transnational cases

Child exploitation and trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region: Country briefings and reflections

Sweden
: Current challenges in preventing exploitation and trafficking of children in Sweden after a multi-year coordinated national response. Charlotta Thorelius, Development Manager against Prostitution and Human Trafficking, County Administrative Board of Stockholm

Russian Federation
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Combating exploitation and trafficking of unacompanied children: Best practices from governmental organizations and NGOs. Maia Rusakova, Director, NGO Stellit  

Latvia
: Cases of exploitation, trafficking and risk factors.
 
Lauris Neikens, Senior Expert, Ministry of Welfare

Child exploitation and trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region: Country briefings and reflections

Lithuania
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Cases of exploitation, trafficking and risk factors. Kristina Misiniene, Programme Coordinator, "Aid to the Victims of Trafficking and Prostitution", Caritas Lithuania

Sweden
: Missing unaccompanied children – A national task with a regional focus. Amir Hashemi-Nik, County Administrative Board of Stockholm

Council of Europe GRETA: Progress in developing an effective policy and practice against exploitation and trafficking of childrenHelmut Sax, Member of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a common guiding document - Presenting the child rights principles: Non-discrimination, best interests, development and right to be heard.

Sweden
: The CRC Coordination Unit, Swedish Ministry of Children: How to ensure that the rights and principles of the Convention are reflected in all laws and policies? Mihail Stoican, Head of Section, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Communicating with children: Skills, techniques and attitudes
Pär Stihl,
Institute of Police Education, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Reception celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Child hosted by the Polish Ambassador Wieslaw Tarka, in the Polish Embassy. Invited guests and speakers;

Emma Henriksson, Chair of the Committee on Health and Welfare, Swedish Parliament
Pawel Jaros, Expert on the Children’s Law and Polish Ombudsman for Children 2001-2006              

Multi-disciplinary and interagency cooperation in child protection cases 
Introducing multi-disciplinary and interagency cooperation as the key for effective services. Requirements under international standards.

Iceland
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The Barnahus model and the benefits it offers in cases of child trafficking. Bragi Guðbrandsson, Director, Government Agency for Child Protection.  

Best interests’ determinations for the identification of durable solutions in cross-border cases - Case assessments, information gathering and decision-making toward a durable solution, with special attention to national and cross-border assessments.

Finland:
The best interests of the child in the Child Welfare and the Aliens Act. 
Iiris Hjelt and Mikaela Lindroos, Finnish Immigration Service

Sweden
: The BBIC model promoting the best interests of the child. Katarina Munier, National Coordinator, National Board of Health and Welfare

Facilitators: Turid Heiberg, Maia Rusakova and Daja Wenke

Huge interest in the training of professionals in the “Best Interest Determination” for children at risk of exploitation and trafficking

50 professionals and officials from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Norway and Sweden participated in a training session on the 20th and 21th of September in Helsinki, Finland.

This was the third of a series of trainings which aim to build capacity by providing relevant tools and cross-national good practices that are rooted in international and European standards. Each training features participants and special expertise from the host country. Tthe training in Helsinki had several renowned speakers such as Venla Roth from the National Rapporteur office on Trafficking in Human Beings, Sirpa Kansanaho from the Oulu reception center and Tobias Van Treeck from the IOM. In addition, Line Ruud Vollebaek gave direct insight into the situation of young people that she encountered in the streets of Oslo as an outreach worker.


The training series also aims to foster networking and cooperation between officials and professionals from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries and North West Russia. The training modules, derived from the Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases (EN, LT, LV, RU, EE, FI) are developed by Turid Heiberg, Daja Wenke and Maia Rusakova.

Agenda

Participants

Venla Roth's speech 

Sirpa Kansanaho's presentation

Line R Vollebaek's Presentation 

 

Training in Helsinki on the "Best Interest Determination” for children at risk of exploitation and trafficking

CBSS & NCM brings protection of children on the move training to Tallinn

40 professionals and officials from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Norway and Sweden participated in a training session on the 28th and 29th of April 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.

This was the second of a series of trainings which aim to build capacity by providing relevant tools and cross-national good practices that are rooted in international and European standards. The training series also aims to foster networking and cooperation between officials and professionals from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries and North West Russia. The training modules, derived from the Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases, are developed by Turid Heiberg, Daja Wenke, and Maia Rusakova.

In Tallinn, participants from the social sector, prosecutors, police officers, lawyers, policy makers, child rights advocates, immigration officers and border guards discussed and developed an understanding of key child protection themes such as the best interests’ determination, communication with children and the identification and implementation of durable solutions. The themes of the training included:

  • common challenges and range of situations where children are at risk of exploitation and trafficking during the migration process, in particular when unaccompanied;
  • risks of exploitation during travel - but also in the country of destination and even after receiving a stay permit or after return;
  • how relevant professions and agencies can contribute to preventing and protecting children against exploitation and trafficking e.g. by using reliable data, tools and securing effective follow up of the children and the perpetrators/criminals.
  • A key highlight of the training was bringing interview skills theory directly into practice through the use of an up-and-coming avatar based interview training platform in development by Linnaeus University.

The Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Nordic Council of Ministers co-organized the training.

The training series in protecting children against exploitation and trafficking is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ programme against trafficking in human beings 2015-2018 and is a follow-up to the CBSS and EU-co funded project PROTECT Children on the Move project, 2013-2015. 

Tallinn 28-29 April 2016

Agenda 

Participants 

Photos

Practical Guide on transnational child protection for caseworkers and case officers (ENLTLVRUEEFI

 

Training in Tallinn on the protection of children on the move 28-29 April 2016

CBSS & NCM launches training series on protection of children in migration

35 professionals and officials from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Norway and Sweden participated in a training session on the 15th and 16th of February 2016 in the Ministry of Welfare in Riga.

This was the first of a series of 3 trainings which aim to build capacity by providing relevant tools and cross-national good practices that are rooted in international and European standards. The training series also aims to foster networking and cooperation between officials and professionals from the Nordic countries, Baltic countries and North West Russia. The training modules, derived from the Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases, are developed by Turid Heiberg, Daja Wenke, and Maia Rusakova. 

In Riga, participants from the social sector, police officers, prosecutors, judges, immigration officers and border guards discussed and developed an understanding of key child protection themes such as the best interests’ determination, communication with children and the identification and implementation of durable solutions. The themes of the training included: 

  • common challenges and range of situations where children are at risk of exploitation and trafficking during the migration process, in particular when unaccompanied;
  • risks of exploitation during travel - but also in the country of destination and even after receiving a stay permit or after return;
  • how relevant professions and agencies can contribute to preventing and protecting children against exploitation and trafficking e.g. by using reliable data, tools and securing effective follow up of the children and the perpetrators/criminals.

A key highlight of the training was bringing interview skills theory directly into practice through the use of an up-and-coming avatar based interview training platform in development by Linnaeus University. 

The Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Nordic Council of Ministers co-organized the training, with the support of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia. The meeting was inaugurated by Mr. Ingus Alliks, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare of Latvia.

The training series in protecting children against exploitation and trafficking is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ programme against trafficking in human beings 2015-2018 and is a follow-up to the CBSS and EU-cofunded project PROTECT Children on the Move project, 2013-2015.

 

Riga 15-16 Feb 2016

Agenda

Press release

Participants 

Photos 

PROTECT children on the move. Riga training.

Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases

        

The international framework concerning children in transnational situations is strong. It sets standards for ensuring children’s safety, well-being and development regardless of their national origin or immigration status. Cutting across all these standards is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which provides a solid basis for promoting the best interests of children. The Convention supports caseworkers and case officers in navigating the complexity of international, European and national laws, where the best interests’ assessments and determinations constitute a precondition for the identification and implementation of a durable solution for each individual child.

The newly published Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases (EN) explore challenges and opportunities in safeguarding the human rights of the child in transnational child protection work. They discuss the steps in the case management and care planning for children on the move that involve the cooperation of authorities and service providers across borders. The Guidelines provide a synthesis of the experience, knowledge and evidence shared by key officials and professionals in the expert consultation series in the framework of the project Child Exploitation: Cross-National Child Protection in Practice - ‘PROTECT Children on the Move’. The work of governments, organisations and agencies is another important reference for the Guidelines. The Guidelines are inspired by an understanding of the principle of the best interests of the child that is holistic, child-centred and rights-based.

The accompanying Practical Guide on transnational child protection for caseworkers and case officers (EN, LT, LV, RU, EE, FI)  presents an overview of measures to safeguard the human rights and the best interests of children in cross-border situations. It translates the existing international standards into step-by-step guidance for the assessment and decision making processes in transnational situations. It is an easy and accessible tool for caseworkers and case officers such as social workers, immigration officials and law enforcement officers as well as lawyers, guardians and other professionals working with and for children on the move.

An Addendum provides an overview of some key themes and developments that emerged during 2016. 

The development of these publications was made possible with the support of the speakers and participants in the expert meetings in the project Child Exploitation: Cross-National Child Protection in Practice – ‘PROTECT Children on the Move’ during 2014 and 2015. The Guidelines have also been influenced by other important actors in the field working with and for children on the move. The Addendum was made possible with the support of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

               

The project has been funded with support from the European Commission and the Nordic Council of Ministers. These publications reflect the views only of the authors. Neither the European Commission nor the Nordic Council of Ministers may be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

     

Project outcomes turn into practical trainings, cooperation launched with the Nordic Council of Ministers

                              

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Council of the Baltic Sea States will in 2015-2016 implement a joint project on the prevention of exploitation and trafficking of children in the Baltic Sea Region. The project promotes a child right´s perspective based on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child concerning children in migration situations at risk of exploitation and trafficking.

The project aims at increasing the capacity of professionals responsible for handling transnational child protection cases in order to enhance children’s rights to be heard, be safe and sound and feel supported and to prevent exploitation and trafficking.

The project will seek to do this by training and building a network of professionals involved in decision making, case management, service delivery and awareness raising from the Nordic Countries, the Baltic States, and North-West Russia. With the support of experts from the Region, a series of 2-day trainings will inform law enforcement officials, child welfare officials, NGOs, and child rights advocates in the Baltic Sea Region on how to recognize, protect and eliminate the risk of exploitation and trafficking for children on the move.

The training sessions will be based on a set of Guidelines developed as part of the earlier Council of the Baltic Sea States’ project Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice - 'PROTECT Children on the Move'. The Guidelines are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and give advice on how practitioners can work across both cross-sectoral and cross-national lines with the child’s human rights and best interests perspective as a common baseline.

The project launched in September 2015 in Copenhagen, where a group of experts met to define the way forward both in content and practicalities. For more information about the upcoming trainings and how to take part, please contact the Children's Unit. 

You can read about the project and the Programme it is funded through at the website of the Nordic Council of Ministers

Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice
'PROTECT Children on the Move'

During 2014 and 2015, the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat organised 5 expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond. The meetings are a part of the project Child exploitation - Cross national child protection in practiceIn bringing experts together, the project aims to identify child rights standards and key agencies responsible for protecting children exposed to exploitation and trafficking in cross border situations. The outcomes will include a report and an online tool.   

Experts reflected on the Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice 'PROTECT Children on the Move' Expert Meeting series, children’s participation and the way forward - Stockholm, March 2015 ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdulahi Addow, Kerry Neal, and Jyothi Kanics at the 5th Expert Meeting for the 'Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice - PROTECT Children on the Move' project. 

During 2014-15 the Children’s Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat organised five expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond with support from the European Return Fund. Four of the expert meetings addressed the best interest assessment/determination and the standards, procedures and safeguards in returns and transfers. Reports and documents from these meetings are available here.

The fifth and final meeting summed up the findings and lessons learned from the expert meetings and looked into ways of achieving a holistic approach and policy coherence. The meeting added value by focusing on how to include children’s experiences in research and practice. A multimodal person-centered approach with all stakeholders “under one roof”  including the child making assessments and decisions was suggested in order to ensure a dignified stay or return. Such a multi-sectorial and child-friendly approach was seen as important for minimizing the risk of re-traumatization. 

Dates: 10 – 11 March 2015

Venue: Council of Baltic Sea States, Slussplan 9, Stockholm

Facilitator: Turid Heiberg, CBSS 

Agenda

Report 

Summary Report

Presentations from the meeting

 

Judges, Central Authorities and Social Services highlighted Transnational Child Protection issues - Riga, November 2014 ...

In 2014 and 2015, the Children’s Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat is organising five expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond with support from the European Return Fund. The three previous expert meetings addressed the best interest assessment/determination and the standards, procedures and safeguards in returns and transfers. Reports and documents from these meetings are available here.

The 4th expert meeting convened in Riga, Latvia on 25-26th November 2014 and focused on the role of judges, social services and central authorities in transnational child protection.

More than 50 experts from the Baltic Sea Region and beyond participated in the meeting. representing local and national authorities, UN Agencies, national and international NGOs, service providers and practitioners from the Nordic and Baltic States and Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe. Keynote speeches were delivered by Philippe Lortie, First Secretary of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Samarie Wijekoon Löfvendahl, Legal Officer at UNHCR. For more information about the experts who attended please see the press release for the meeting. 

A summary of the key outcomes and recommendations, a detailed conference report and Powerpoint presentations are linked below.

Presentations from the meeting

 

UN Special Rapporteur and the Lithuanian Ombudsperson for Child Rights contributed important inputs to the expert meeting case management - Vilnius, September 2014 …

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, and Edita Žiobienė, Ombudsperson for Child Rights, Lithuania.

In 2014 and 2015, the Children’s Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat is organising five expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond with support from the European Return Fund. The two previous expert meetings addressed the best interest assessment/determination and the standards, procedures and safeguards in returns and transfers. Reports and documents from these meetings are available here

The third expert meeting convened in Vilnius, Lithuania on 9-10th September and focused on case examples from countries of destination and origin - and models for follow-up and return.

Approximately 50 experts attended, representing local and national authorities, UN Agencies, national and international NGOs, service providers and practitioners from the Nordic and Baltic States and Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe. They participated in giving valuable input to the understanding of progress and challenges in transfer and return cases of children. For more information about the experts who attended please see the press release for the meeting. 

A summary of the key outcomes and recommendations, a detailed conference report and Powerpoint presentations are linked below.
 

Presentations from the meeting

 

PRESS RELEASE: UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography in Vilnius, Lithuania

9thSeptember, Stockholm: Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, will today open a meeting of experts on trafficking and the exploitation of children across borders. Ms de Boer-Buquicchio’s keynote speech will be given to almost fifty experts from across Europe at the launch of two days of discussions about transnational protection of children who have been trafficked and exploited.

The meeting aims to develop guidelines for authorities, academics and practitioners to improve their cooperation and to ensure the safety and empowerment of children at risk.

Several experts from Lithuania, such as Odeta Tarvydiene, the Director for the State Child Protection and Adoption Service and Rūta Pabedinskienė from the Ministry of Social Security and Labour will participate in the discussion on case management. Other experts from Lithuania include Rita Augutiene, Jolita Juskeviciene, Edita Žiobienė, Beatričė Bernotienė, Renata Kuleš and Aiste Jankauskaite.

Speakers from other countries will include: Judge Peter Banda from the Netherlands; representatives from CBSS Member State governments and national organisations in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway and Sweden; and representatives from Afghanistan, Albania, Kosovo, Romania, and the United Kingdom. International actors will also be present.

The expert meeting is part of a series of five to identify child rights standards and key agencies responsible for protecting children exposed to exploitation and trafficking in cross border situations. The outcomes will include guidelines and an online tool outlining relevant laws, policies and procedures – as well as responses to issues faced by child welfare and migration authorities in relation to the return of child victims of exploitation and trafficking. The reports and documents from the meetings will be available on www.childcentre.info.

 

Organisers: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat (CBSS), the Latvian State Border Guard, Stockholm Social Emergency Center, the Lithuanian State Child Protection and Adoption Service. The project has been granted funds by the European Commission’s Return Fund and CBSS.

Experts investigated international and European standards, procedures and safeguards – Riga, May 2014 ...

In 2014 and 2015, the Children’s Unit at the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat is organising five expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond with support from the EU Return Fund. The aim of the Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice 'PROTECT children on the move' project is to identify child rights standards and key agencies responsible for protecting children exposed to exploitation and trafficking in cross-border situations. The outcomes will include a report and an online tool. The first expert meeting addressed best interest assessment/determination.

The second Expert Meeting was convened in Riga, Latvia, on 13-14th May and focused on the theme Returns and Transfers: International and European standards, procedures and safeguards for children exposed to exploitation, trafficking and children at risk.

Approximately fifty experts attended, representing local and national authorities, UN Agencies, national and international NGOs, service providers and practitioners from the Nordic and Baltic States and Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe. They participated in giving valuable input to the understanding of progress and challenges in transfer and return cases of children.

A summary of the key outcomes and recommendations and a detailed conference report are available below as well as the power point presentations.

Summary meeting report

Full meeting report

Participant list

Meeting agenda


Presentations from the meeting

 

Experts discuss the best interest assessment in transnational cases - Stockholm, January 2014 …

Case assessment and best interest determination: Special considerations and procedures in transnational cases of children exposed to exploitation, trafficking and children at risk.      

In 2014 and 2015, the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat is organising five expert meetings in cooperation with partners in Europe and beyond. The aim of the meetings is to identify child rights standards and key agencies responsible for protecting children exposed to exploitation and trafficking in cross border situations.

The outcomes will include a report and an online tool outlining relevant laws, policies and procedures as well as responses to issues faced by child welfare and migration authorities in relation to the return of child victims of exploitation and trafficking.

The first Expert Meeting was convened at the CBSS Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden, on 28-29 January 2014. It focused on the theme ‘Case assessment and best interest determination: Special considerations and procedures in transnational cases of children exposed to exploitation, trafficking, and children at risk’. The participants, a group of over forty experts, represented local and national authorities, UN Agencies, national and international NGOs, service providers and practitioners from the Nordic and Baltic States, representatives from Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe..

The summary summarises, in synergy, the key outcomes and conclusions that resulted from the meeting. A more detailed full conference report is also available below.

 

Summary meeting report

Full meeting report

Participant list

Meeting agenda

 

Presentations from the meeting

 

Meeting schedule for Child exploitation: Cross-national child protection in practice
PROTECT Children on the Move

1st Expert Meeting: Case assessment and best interests determination

Stockholm, 28-29 January 2014

Meeting agenda

Report and presentations from the meeting

 

2nd Expert Meeting: Returns and Transfers: International and European standards, procedures and safeguards for children

Riga, 13-14 May 2014

 

Meeting agenda

Report and presentations from the meeting

 

3rd Expert Meeting: Returns and Transfers in Practice: Case examples

Vilnius, 9-10 September 2014

Meeting agenda

Report and presentations from the meeting

 

4th Expert Meeting: Transnational proceedings under international civil law and in criminal matters: Rights and safeguards for children at risk of exploitation and child victims

Riga, 25-26 November 2014

Meeting agenda

Report and presentations from the meeting 

 

5th Expert Meeting: Reflections from the Expert Meeting series, Children’s participation and discussion of the way forward

Stockholm, 10-11 March 2015

Meeting agenda

Report and presentations from the meeting

 

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The project is co-funded by the European Union Return Fund - Community Actions of the European Commission Directorate-General Home Affairs - and the Council of the Baltic Sea States.