Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk

The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk (EGCC) is a group of senior officials from the ministries responsible for children’s issues in the member countries to the CBSS and the European Commission.

Member countries are: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.

The EGCC identifies, supports and implements cooperation on children at risk between countries and organisations in the region. It also examines and reviews areas of concern with regard to children, as identified by its network of National Coordinators and experts. Based on these findings the EGCC adopts programmes and implements actions within areas of concern. Activities and programmes are carried out together with national authorities, agencies and organisations in cooperation with regional and international organisations.

Prioritised areas for the period until July 2011 for the EGCC are:

  • The protection of children from all forms of sexual exploitation
    • Unaccompanied and trafficked children
    • Children abused by being offered money or other forms of remuneration in exchange for sex
    • Children and online sexual exploitation
  • The protection of children from all forms of sexual abuse and sexual violence
  • The rights of children in institutions and in other forms of out of home care

The Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk is an associated expert group within the Northern Dimension Partnership in Health and Social Well-being, NDPHS. For more information on the NDPHS, please visit their website: www.ndphs.org

     
 
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