In collaboration with Missing Children Europe and eNACSO, ECPAT Belgium conducted research on the implementation of the “EU Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography” (Directive 2011/93/EU) in 27 member states of the European Union. This research focuses on 7 main topics contained in the Directive: knowingly obtaining access to child abuse materials, online grooming, disqualification and screening, victim identification, extraterritorial jurisdiction, assistance and protection to child victims as well as take down and blocking of websites containing child pornography.
ECPAT Belgium coordinated the analysis of the topics on extraterritorial jurisdiction and assistance to child victims. The main results have been presented during a workshop in Brussels in April 2015 in front of representatives of member states and European institutions. The results are discussed in a report entitled "Together against sexual exploitation of children"