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International Conference on the child alert systems in EU member states, Prague, Czech Republic

Category
Event
Date(s)
Subject
Policing

Description

The main purpose of the conference was to share best practices and experience and contribute to developing and improving of systems on the national level

Summary

Protection of children is one of the Czech Republic's highest priorities in the area of justice and home affairs, with a direct connection to the motto of the Czech EU Presidency – “Open and secure Europe”. The Czech Republic continues in activities launched by the French Presidency that initiated a text of the Council Conclusions where it calls on the Member States to develop child alert systems at the national level.

The conference was of particular interest for experts involved in implementing or developing child alert systems, including policy makers, public officials, law enforcement, NGOs and others. The participation was limited to 2-3 persons per country.

The main topics of the conference were:

  1. Problems of child protection, as regards missing and abducted children and the protection of the children against criminal offenders.
  2. Presentation national alert systems in GB (National Policing Improvement Agency), France, Greece (The Greek Centre for Missing and Exploited Children), Belgium, USA (ICMEC).
  3. Presentation of the Czech scheme of alert system.
  4. Outcome of the Czech Presidency child protection questionnaire (SIRENE).
  5. Better use of the SIS for the purpose of searching for missing children.

Information

Added on
21 Apr 2009
Origin
Governments
Type
Conference
Venue description

Congress Centre
Prague, Czech Republic

Organizer
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
Participants
Experts, Government officials, Law enforcement officers, NGOs
Region
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain
Keywords
crimes against children, child protection, national law
Rights
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic