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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Material Online

  • Grooming, Blocking Measures, Removal and other Safeguards
Event fully booked!

Lyon, 10 February 2020 – 11 February 2020

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Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children are particularly severe crimes which the development of the internet has further aggravated, generating new crimes such as “grooming”, i.e. soliciting children online for sexual purposes.

This seminar will explain legal measures to prevent and combat the production, processing, possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material on the internet and promote the effective investigation and prosecution of offences in this area through cooperation with the internet industry.

This event will focus in particular on “grooming”, blocking measures and other safeguards.

Key topics

  • European and international legal instruments to fight child sex abuse material
  • Blocking and removal measures to prevent the distribution of child sex abuse material online
  • Soliciting children on the internet for sexual purposes (‘grooming’)

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, law enforcers, ministry officials, academia, victims’ support units and representative of children rights from Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg and The Netherlands (“Regional approach”)

Participation conditions

The number of places available is limited.

This project implements a “regional approach”, hence this event is only open for participants from Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Ireland.

Participation will be subject to a selection procedure. Selection will be first come first served and according to nationality of applicants from the professions relevant to this project.

Seminar participation fee
  • €140 including documentation, lunches and dinner.
Travel and accommodation
  • Travel costs up to €350 and 2 hotel nights (up to 140 EUR/night) single accommodation can be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes, invoices after the seminar.
  • Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation.
  • A response will be sent to every applicant after the application deadline.
  • We advise you not to book any travel or hotel before you receive our confirmation of participation.

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Background Documentation
Documentation is available here for logged in participants at this event.


Elizabeth Greenwood
Assistant - Criminal Law
phone: +49 (0)651 937 37 322
fax: +49 (0)651 937 37 773
Foto: Elizabeth Greenwood.




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