This institutional meeting is organised within the framework of the KOUTCHA project. It aims to improve cross-border collaboration between France and Belgium in the handling of cases involving child victims of trafficking.
The management of these cases raises many challenges. Consequently, child victims of trafficking who have to move from France to Belgium (or vice versa) do not always benefit from the protection to which they are entitled.
In collaboration with its partners from ECPAT France, Esperanto and KOUTCHA, ECPAT Belgium organised a workshop bringing together professionals from the two countries and from different sectors (child protection services, magistrates, central authorities, etc.) in order to discuss shortcoming and to identify room for improvement.
The workshop led to fruitful discussions and the exchange of good practices, which should contribute to enhanced collaboration between France and Belgium.