Research and analysis on the phenomena linked to commercial sexual exploitation of children is at the heart of ECPAT Belgium's work but also one of the strategic directions of ECPAT International.

Better knowledge on commercial sexual exploitation of children is absolutely necessary to shape preventive actions and offer better protection to the victims. It also serves as a basis for the advocacy actions of ECPAT Belgium.

Consequently, ECPAT Belgium regularly publishes short analyses on topics related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children: causes, consequences, manifestations, new trends, etc.

Once a year, a more comprehensive study is issued on a specific topic to offer a more in-depth and well documented analysis of the phenomenon.