DSC_2947The 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.

Representatives from the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Delegate-General for the Rights of the Child of the Belgian French-speaking Community, EU Kids Online and Rutgers WPF have also participated to an interactive session with the youth on the ways to secure online safety.

Participation was the key word during the conference, as the young peers were actively involved in the preparation and in the different sessions.

The two Belgian peer experts were delighted by the experience and the tools that were created in Belgium have had much success !

Final conference summary

Press release Make IT Safe final conference

Copyright ECPAT Belgique « Stop à l’exploitation sexuelle commerciale des enfants »

Ariane Couvreur from ECPAT Belgium & Didier Reynders, Belgium's Foreign Affairs MinisterOn November 6, ECPAT Belgium held a press conference for the launch of its website I say STOP ! in the presence of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Didier Reynders.

This tool, a real innovation in the fight against sexual exploitation of children, received general support as well as the  special intervention of the Minister, who has extensively mentioned the importance and the crucial role of the I say STOP website.

M. Reynders was not the only one, many journalists as well as a very motivated collective including all the partners within the Group STOP and some financial sponsors came to the event to support the initiative.

This website is an initiative of the STOP Group, composed of the Police, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Justice, the Tourist Industry Federation, the Belgian Carriers Federation, Plan Belgium, Child Focus, the Samilia Foundation and ECPAT Belgium. It has been developed by

Press articles from Metro and Libre Belgique
Copyright ECPAT Belgique « Stop à l’exploitation sexuelle commerciale des enfants »