Entries by Aurélien Coussement

ECPAT International Network Celebrates 25 Years of Dedication to Ending CSEC

Twenty-five years to this day, the idea of a campaign to ‘End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism’ was launched in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with the aim ‘to end the sexual abuse of children by tourists’.     Twenty-five years later, this campaign has evolved into a global network of civil society organisations, now known by the acronym […]

Workshop “Together Against Sexual Exploitation” of Children

On April 24, ECPAT Belgium presented the key findings its research on child friendly justice during a workshop organised together by Missing Children Europe (MCE), eNACSO and ECPAT International in Brussels. The aim of the workshop was to identify the challenges and good practices in the implementation of the EU Directive 2011/93/EU against child sexual abuse […]

Pornographic materials depicting children: new concerning trends

The agency Europol via the European Financial Coalition against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children has released its latest report on the sexual exploitation of children for commercial purposes. According to it, there has been great concern over the latest trends of commercial sexual exploitation of children online, including new means of distribution and transaction, most notably […]

Young European migrants inadequately protected

March 05 was held in Brussels the conference of Mario II project by Terre des Hommes and for which ECPAT Belgium is a partner. The conference hosted by MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, brought together experts, NGOs and members of the European Union.   This meeting was an opportunity to present the vulnerability of young European migrants […]

The Make-IT-Safe tools disseminated during the Safer Internet Day 2015

ECPAT Belgium has disseminated the tools created during the Make-IT-Safe project on the Safer Internet Day, which is organised annually at the global level to promote a safe use of the new technologies. It is through awareness-raising movies and comics, both serious and funny, that young people have chosen to speak. These tools are intended […]

Make-IT-Safe tools’ launch in Belgium

To conclude those two fruitful years, ECPAT Belgium and all the participants of the project are launching today the Make-IT-Safe tools. All in all, it is 6 video clips, 3 comics and 2 training manuals that are published and made available to all those who want to use them with other youth groups. The tools […]

2nd meeting of the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings

On 9 and 10 December 2013, the second meeting of the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings has taken place in Brussels. The Platform is a forum for civil society organisations to engage at the EU level, exchange experiences and enhance coordination and cooperation amongst key actors. Over 100 civil society organisations […]

General Assembly of ECPAT International, 2-3 December, Paris

The 6th Assembly of ECPAT International took place in Paris on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014. The meeting has gathered more than 80 groups coming from 78 countries in order to approve the Strategic Framework 2015-2018. These guidelines will enhance ECPAT’s leading position in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation of children and […]

Final Conference of the Make-IT-Safe Project

The closing conference of the Make-IT-Safe project took place in Brussels on Novembre 17 & 18! It gathered young peers, coaches and the ECPAT teams of the 5 participating countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) in order to share national experiences and to reflect together on the future of the project. […]

25 years of children’s rights but which protection against commercial sexual exploitation?

At the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ECPAT Belgium publishes its Global Monitoring Report on the Status of Action against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Belgium. In Belgium, the sexual exploitation of children still exists and both foreign-born and Belgian minors are exploited through prostitution, pornography […]