ONE in FIVE - All http://www.congress-1in5.eu/ 1in5 RSS all http://www.congress-1in5.eu/images/logo.png ONE in FIVE - All http://www.congress-1in5.eu/ Sexual abuse of children: national associations of local and regional authorities to take part in a seminar in Belgrade http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/236-sexual-abuse-of-children--national-associations-of-local-and-regional-authorities-to-take-part-in-a-seminar-in-belgrade.html

Local and regional authorities are on the frontline in the efforts to combat the sexual abuse of children. How can we share and develop practical initiatives at local and regional level to prevent this evil? This is the subject which will be discussed by national associations of local and regional authorities at a seminar to be held on 13 June ...

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Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00
\n 18 November European Day: The Congress involved in the fight against child sexual abuse http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/235-18-november-european-day--the-congress-involved-in-the-fight-against-child-sexual-abuse.html

The Congress participates in the events organised on the occasion of the European Day on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse that takes place on 18 November with statements from its president, Mrs Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, as well as five members addressing the public in their own language (Dutch, Greek, Russian, ...

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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00
\n End Child Sex Abuse Day: 18 November http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/234-end-child-sex-abuse-day--18-november.html

Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children are still a tragic reality for all our societies. They are serious violations of children’s rights, and can have long lasting and often detrimental consequences on a child’s entire life.

Recent research estimates that in 70 - 85% of cases, the perpetrator is a person known to the child. In ...

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Mon, 02 Nov 2015 00:00:00
\n Cities and regions unanimously recognised as best placed to implement concrete actions against sexual abuse of children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/233-cities-and-regions-unanimously-recognised-as-best-placed-to-implement-concrete-actions-against-sexual-abuse-of-children.html

Cities and regions are the best placed authorities to implement concrete actions to protect children against sexual abuse. The work done by all stakeholders in the framework of the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign must be pursued. This was the unanimous message delivered by the participants to the seminar for national associations of local ...

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00
\n The Seminar on the ONE in FIVE Campaign and on the Pacte of Towns and Regions http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/232-the-seminar-on-the-one-in-five-campaign-and-on-the-pacte-of-towns-and-regions.html Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 \n Toolkit on the ONE in FIVE Campaign is published in 37 languages http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/231-toolkit-on-the-one-in-five-campaign-is-published-in-37-languages.html

The Congress of the Local and Regional and Authorities published the Toolkit on the ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children in 37 languages. It offers to local and regional authorities, associations, NGOs and other stakeholders, proposals for policies, strategies and tools to prevent abuse, protect victims, prosecute perpetrators, ...

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00
\n Seminar for national associations of local and regional authorities http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/218-seminar-for-national-associations-of-local-and-regional-authorities.html

The Seminar on the ONE in FIVE Campaign of the Council of Europe and the Congress’s Pact for Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children took place on 30 June 2015 in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

This seminar concluded the Congress’s contribution to the ONE in FIVE Campaign which is ending in 2015. Its objective was to ...

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00
\n A run to raise public awareness of violence against children and promote the Council of Europe’s ONE in FIVE campaign http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/217-a-run-to-raise-public-awareness-of-violence-against-children-and-promote-the-council-of-europe-s-one-in-five-campaign.html

Clemens Lammerskitten, (Germany, EPP/CCE) Congress Vice-President, accompanied by Andreas Kiefer, Congress Secretary General welcomed, on Monday 20 April 2015, John McGurk and 20 other runners representing the “4a Children’s World” association from Osnabrück. Mr McGurk is leading a two-week run across Germany to draw attention to the sexual ...

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00
\n Johan van den Hout walks with Matty McVarish on the last mile of his journey http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/208-johan-van-den-hout-walks-with-matty-mcvarish-on-the-last-mile-of-his-journey.html

 

On Saturday 7 February 2015, Johan van den Hout, the Congress' Thematic Spokesperson on Children, joined Matty McVarish on the last leg of his 10,000 mile "Road to Change" walk to raise awareness, in 29 European states, of sexual violence against children.  Matty met with political leaders in all 28 EU member states and in Switzerland.

 

Matty ...

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00
\n The City of Nis signs the Pact of Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/207-the-city-of-nis-signs-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

By signing the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children, the City of Nis (Serbia) joined the ranks of many other European cities and regions that have committed to protecting and promoting the safety of children and young people living on their territories. The document was signed by Nis City Mayor Zoran Perisic who, on ...

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00
\n Johan van den Hout proposes new report http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/201-johan-van-den-hout-proposes-new-report.html

Over the past few years, child poverty and children’s vulnerability to poverty have increased in many countries and children’s wellbeing in general is being negatively affected.  According to the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, this is a direct result of the economic and financial crisis.  The crisis has had ...

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00
\n Lower Austria signs the Pact http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/200-lower-austria-signs-the-pact.html

 

Karl Wilfing, Member of the Government of Lower Austria has signed the Congress' Pact thus committing to the fight to stop sexual violence against children and to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign.

 

During his awareness-raising visit to Austria last April, Johan van den Hout met Henriette Hoefner from the Lower ...

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00
\n Child-friendly interview room http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/199-child-friendly-interview-room.html

In the spirit of the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention), Jihlava (Czech Republic) has created a child-friendly interview room in which its specially-trained staff can interview victims of abuse without the risk of aggravating the trauma ...

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00
\n Czech cities combatting sexual violence and abuse of children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/198-czech-cities-combatting-sexual-violence-and-abuse-of-children.html

From 8 to 10 September 2014, Johan van den Hout, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, travelled to several Czech cities to talk to political leaders about the Council of Europe's ONE in FIVE Campaign and the Congress's Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

During his meetings with the ...

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00
\n Plsen second Czech city to sign the Pact after Prague http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/196-plsen-second-czech-city-to-sign-the-pact-after-prague.html

On the occasion of a meeting on 8 September 2014, Jiri Kuthan, member of the Municipal Council of Plsen, Czech Republic, informed Johan van den Hout (Netherlands, SOC), Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, that the Mayor of Plsen was expected to sign imminently the Pact of Cities and Regions to stop sexual violence against children. Johan ...

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00
\n The City of Salford commits to stopping sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/192-the-city-of-salford-commits-to-stopping-sexual-violence-against-children.html

Salford joins Liverpool, Nottingham and Derby to become the fourth UK city to sign the Congress' Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

City Mayor Ian Stewart said “This campaign aims to highlight the problem of child abuse – which is mostly committed by people close to the individual child.  ...

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00
\n A campaign toolkit in 22 language versions to combat sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/193-a-campaign-toolkit-in-22-language-versions-to-combat-sexual-violence-against-children.html

The Congress has produced a campaign toolkit in 22 language versions to encourage local and regional authorities in Europe to sign up to the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children and take measures at local and regional level. The Pact comprises a list of initiatives and policies to prevent sexual abuse of children, protect ...

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00
\n The National Association of Portuguese Municipalities signs the Congress’s Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children and encourage its members to do the same http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/187-the-national-association-of-portuguese-municipalities-signs-the-congress-s-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children-and-encourage-its-members-to-do-the-same.html

Thanks to the efforts of the Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses (ANMP), seven Portuguese municipalities have now joined the growing community of towns and regions which are actively fighting sexual violence against children.

 

Portugal signed and ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against ...

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00
\n The Municipality of the City of Prague joins the Pact of Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/186-the-municipality-of-the-city-of-prague-joins-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

The municipality of the City of Prague is the first Czech town to sign the Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

The Czech Republic plans to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (Lanzarote Convention) in the near future.

 

"The ...

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00
\n Nottingham (UK) signs the Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/185-nottingham--uk--signs-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

 

On 5 June 2014, David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services of Nottingham City Council (UK), signed the Pact of towns and regions to stop sexual violence against children.

 

Nottingham City is highly committed to combatting child sexual exploitation and abuse of children and has a well-developed strategy and ...

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00
\n The Union of Turkish Municipalities mobilises its members to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/184-the-union-of-turkish-municipalities-mobilises-its-members-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

Convinced of the importance of the Council of Europe’s ONE in FIVE Campaign in fighting sexual exploitation and abuse of children, the Union of Turkish Municipalities (UMT) launched an awareness-raising campaign amongst its members during its General Assembly on 4 June 2014.

 

The UMT, together with its partners including the International ...

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00
\n Visit to raise awareness of Czech local and regional authorities of the ONE in FIVE Campaign and the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/182-visit-to-raise-awareness-of-czech-local-and-regional-authorities-of-the-one-in-five-campaign-and-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 \n Nicosia signs the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/181-nicosia-signs-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

On 13 May 2014, Nicosia became the latest city to sign the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children in the presence of Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children Johan van den Hout. Earlier this year, the city of Limassol (Cyprus) and Land Berlin (Germany) also joined the Pact, bringing to 33 the number of municipalities, ...

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Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00
\n Presentation of the ONE in FIVE Pact in Vienna, St Pölten, Linz, Salzburg and Graz http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/119-presentation-of-the-one-in-five-pact-in-vienna--st-polten--linz--salzburg-and-graz.html

On 9 and 10 April 2014, Johan van den Hout, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, will make an awareness-raising visit to the capitals of several Austrian Länder in order to present the Pact of Towns and Regions to stop sexual violence against children. He will hold meetings in Vienna, St Pölten, Linz, Salzburg and Graz, in particular with ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00
\n Johan van den Hout: "The Congress Pact proposes grassroots action against sexual abuse of children" http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/113-johan-van-den-hout---the-congress-pact-proposes-grassroots-action-against-sexual-abuse-of-children-.html

"Local and regional authorities have a key responsibility for the safety and welfare of children, and are therefore on the frontline of the fight against their sexual abuse," stressed Johan van den Hout, Thematic Spokesperson on Children, at the conference on the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015, ...

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00
\n ONE in FIVE campaign: seminar to combat sexual exploitation of children at local and regional level http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/121-one-in-five-campaign--seminar-to-combat-sexual-exploitation-of-children-at-local-and-regional-level.html

As part of its contribution to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE campaign, the Congress organised a seminar in Strasbourg, France, on 9 February 2012 (Palais de l’Europe, room 5). It gathered a panel of experts, grassroots players and local and regional elected representatives. The aim of the Congress is to propose, on the basis of the experiences ...

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:00:00
\n The City of Liverpool signs the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/128-the-city-of-liverpool-signs-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

On the occasion of the visit of Johan van den Hout, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, to the United Kingdom, Roz Gladden, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool signed the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children, on 6 December 2013. The aim of the Pact is to raise local elected representatives’ awareness of the proposals ...

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:00:00
\n Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children promotes the Pact to Stop Sexual Violence against Children in the United Kingdom http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/138-congress-thematic-spokesperson-on-children-promotes-the-pact-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children-in-the-united-kingdom.html

Johan van den Hout, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children, visited the United Kingdom from 4 to 6 December 2013 to promote the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children. The Pact is a Congress contribution to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign designed to promote the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection ...

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00
\n Johan van den HOUT: “In the Netherlands, we are working to break taboos on sexual violence against children” http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/127-johan-van-den-hout---in-the-netherlands--we-are-working-to-break-taboos-on-sexual-violence-against-children-.html

“The new Meldcode or Reporting Code, in the Netherlands, aims to help professionals to ensure a swift intervention in suspected cases of domestic violence and child abuse by providing clear steps to be taken” stated Johan van de HOUT, the Congress’s new Thematic Spokesperson on Children at the extraordinary meeting of the Network of Contact ...

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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00
\n Combating sexual violence against children: presentation of a pilot project in Cyprus http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/139-combating-sexual-violence-against-children--presentation-of-a-pilot-project-in-cyprus.html

Johan van de HOUT, Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children (Netherlands, SOC) took part in a meeting organised by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly and the Leventis Foundation, from 12 to 14 October, in Cyprus. A pilot project, together with a video clip aimed at breaking the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse, was presented ...

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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00
\n Johan van den HOUT: "Protecting children and young people from negative experiences in sport activities must be our priority" http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/126-johan-van-den-hout---protecting-children-and-young-people-from-negative-experiences-in-sport-activities-must-be-our-priority-.html

"The services that are needed to help victims of sexual violence and abuse are provided, in the main, at the local level where preventive and awareness-raising measures can be most effective." said Johan van den HOUT, the Congress Thematic Spokesperson on Children (Netherlands, SOC) speaking at the Conference on violence in sports, including sexual ...

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00
\n Parliamentary Conference in Baku: children’s well-being indicates the well-being of society http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/140-parliamentary-conference-in-baku--children-s-well-being-indicates-the-well-being-of-society.html

“We have the tools to fight sexual violence and abuse of children at local and regional levels”, declared Clemens Lammerskitten, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and member of the regional parliament of Lower Saxony (Germany), during the Parliamentary Conference on the implementation of the ONE in FIVE Campaign ...

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00
\n Congress calls on the « Cities for Children » Network to join the ONE in FIVE Campaign http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/141-congress-calls-on-the--cities-for-children--network-to-join-the-one-in-five-campaign.html

“Children’s well-being is at the heart of the Council of Europe’s programme to build a Europe for and with children which seeks to ensure respect for children’s rights across our continent,” stated Clemens Lammerskitten, addressing the 7th Annual Conference of the European Network “Cities for Children” on behalf of the Congress President, ...

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Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00
\n Fighting sexual violence against children: coordination is needed between state, regional and local bodies http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/125-fighting-sexual-violence-against-children--coordination-is-needed-between-state--regional-and-local-bodies.html

''At the grassroots level, services to fight sexual violence against children can be better tailored to meet citizens’ needs,'' said Clemens Lammerskitten, Vice-President of the Congress, speaking in the Bundestag, the national Parliament of Germany. He participated in a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Network of ...

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00
\n Combatting sexual violence of children: showcasing good practices at local and regional levels http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/124-combatting-sexual-violence-of-children--showcasing-good-practices-at-local-and-regional-levels.html

The Congress launched a new online tool which will enable local and regional authorities to share the initiatives they are taking to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. This tool accompanies the “Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children”, launched by the Congress in 2012 as part of its contribution to the Council ...

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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00
\n Test système section http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/7-test-systeme-section.html The theme of the international seminar on 17 – 18 of December 2012 in Budapest will be education policies for Roma, with a focus on inclusive education in mainstream schools and the provision of education in Romani language and culture. The meeting will bring together the city and regional authorities and players, in order to exchange views, benefit ...

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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00
\n Test http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/1-test.html test

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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00
\n Moscow: Presentation of the Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/142-moscow--presentation-of-the-pact-of-towns-and-regions-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

The Pact of Towns and Regions to Stop Sexual Violence against Children, devised by the Congress, was presented at the 10th meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Network of Contact Parliamentarians to stop sexual violence against children, in Moscow, Russia, on 20 November 2012. This text is part of the Congress contribution to the Council of ...

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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00
\n The Congress is mobilising Europe’s regions to combat sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/123-the-congress-is-mobilising-europe-s-regions-to-combat-sexual-violence-against-children.html

As part of the Congress’s contribution to the ONE in FIVE campaign to stop sexual violence against children, the Congress Chamber of Regions adopted a resolution and a recommendation which call on regional authorities and parliaments to implement the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual ...

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Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00
\n Congress Bureau met in Strasbourg http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/143-congress-bureau-met-in-strasbourg.html

Members of the Congress Bureau met in Strasbourg (France) on 14 September 2012. Participants discussed in particular the Congress priorities for 2013-2016 in view of their adoption at the 23rd Session in October. Under the item on co-operation activities, a draft resolution on the role of the Congress in the Council of Europe new neighbourhood policy ...

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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00
\n 4th General Meeting of national associations of local and regional authorities http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/144-4th-general-meeting-of-national-associations-of-local-and-regional-authorities.html

The Congress organised the 4th round of the General Meeting of national associations of local and regional authorities on 13 September 2012 in Strasbourg (France). This meeting was an occasion to examine the priorities of the Congress for 2013-2016 with a view to their adoption at the 23rd Session this October, and also to discuss joint actions ...

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 00:00:00
\n International Day of Street Children: Congress President calls for joint action at local and regional level http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/146-international-day-of-street-children--congress-president-calls-for-joint-action-at-local-and-regional-level.html

''Local authorities and governments must implement a real concerted policy to protect street children from becoming victims of exploitation and violence. This is the appeal which the Congress launched, by adopting, in 2008, a recommendation on the protection of street children. Unfortunately, the situation remains unchanged, and therefore, ...

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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00
\n ONE in FIVE campaign: Interview with Keith Whitmore, President of the Congress http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/145-one-in-five-campaign--interview-with-keith-whitmore--president-of-the-congress.html

In an interview, Keith Whitmore introduces the strategic action of the Congress in tackling sexual violence against children, explaining the crucial role that regional and local authorities play in this area. ''We need to see coordination between social services departments, between health authorities to make sure that there is a partnership ...

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Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:00:00
\n Council of Europe proposes four-year plan for children’s rights http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/147-council-of-europe-proposes-four-year-plan-for-children-s-rights.html

The Council of Europe adopted a new strategy to implement fundamental standards to protect and promote children’s rights. The strategy will focus on four main objectives: promoting child-friendly services and systems, eliminating all forms of violence against children, guaranteeing the rights of children in vulnerable situations, and promoting ...

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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Nick McPartlan: ''A multi-service agency is the best way of fighting against sexual exploitation'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/131-nick-mcpartlan----a-multi-service-agency-is-the-best-way-of-fighting-against-sexual-exploitation--.html

During the Congress seminar to explore the local and regional dimensions of the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign to stop sexual violence against children, Nick Mc Partlan, a social worker in Blackburn (United Kingdom), presented the measures taken by Blackburn to improve detection of sexual violence against children and put a stop to it.

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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Marko Forss: ''Sexual abuse via the Internet is a global problem to which local responses are needed'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/130-marko-forss----sexual-abuse-via-the-internet-is-a-global-problem-to-which-local-responses-are-needed--.html

Having had a visible presence for the past three and a half years on the main Finnish social networks, the Helsinki police can easily be contacted by young victims of sexual abuse or intimidation, and then carry out investigations to track down the perpetrators of such acts. The police officer in charge of this service, Marko Forss, came to give ...

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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''The Congress and its members have a key role to play in combating sexual violence against children'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/136-maud-de-boer-buquicchio----the-congress-and-its-members-have-a-key-role-to-play-in-combating-sexual-violence-against-children--.html

''Through the Lanzarote Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation, we should like governments to commit themselves to eliminating this scourge. Through the ONE in FIVE Campaign, we want it to become a matter of concern to everyone'', said Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n ONE in FIVE campaign: seminar to combat sexual exploitation of children at local and regional level http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/148-one-in-five-campaign--seminar-to-combat-sexual-exploitation-of-children-at-local-and-regional-level.html

As part of its contribution to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE campaign, the Congress organised a seminar in Strasbourg, France, on 9 February 2012 (Palais de l’Europe, room 5). It gathered a panel of experts, grassroots players and local and regional elected representatives. The aim of the Congress is to propose, on the basis of the experiences ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Keith Whitmore: ''The prevention of sexual violence against children requires the commitment of local and regional authorities'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/135-keith-whitmore----the-prevention-of-sexual-violence-against-children-requires-the-commitment-of-local-and-regional-authorities--.html

''Local and regional authorities play probably the most important role in dealing with cases of sexual abuse and violence against children. Governments and parliaments may legislate and provide us with legal texts to guide our work, but it is we, at the local and regional levels, who are closest to the victims. It is to local services ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n ''Violence against children happens everywhere, in every country, in every society,'' says Anica Djamić http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/134---violence-against-children-happens-everywhere--in-every-country--in-every-society----says-anica-djamić.html

''It is in our towns and villages that awareness-raising programmes can and must be launched to help children and families recognise the scourge that is child sexual violence,'' said Anica Djamić, Committee of Ministers’ Thematic Co-ordinator for Children and Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe, at ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Congress seminar to propose model bodies to be set up at local and regional level http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/122-congress-seminar-to-propose-model-bodies-to-be-set-up-at-local-and-regional-level.html

As part of its contribution to the Council of Europe ONE in FIVE Campaign, the Congress organised a seminar in Strasbourg, France, on 9 February 2012 (Palais de l’Europe, room 5). It gathered a panel of experts, grassroots players and local and regional elected representatives. The aim of the Congress is to propose, on the basis of the experiences ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n ONE in FIVE campaign: ''We need synchronized action at all levels: international, national, regional, and local'', says Dusica Davidovic http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/133-one-in-five-campaign----we-need-synchronized-action-at-all-levels--international--national--regional--and-local----says-dusica-davidovic.html

''Today, practically every country in Europe is facing the increasing problem of sexual violence against children and its various forms. We all share the concern that urgent action is needed at all levels of governance to stop it and prevent it,'' stated Dusica Davidovic, Congress thematic Rapporteur on Children, on 9 February. ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n ONE in FIVE campaign: ''We need synchronized action at all levels: international, national, regional, and local'', says Dusica Davidovic http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/153-one-in-five-campaign----we-need-synchronized-action-at-all-levels--international--national--regional--and-local----says-dusica-davidovic.html

''Today, practically every country in Europe is facing the increasing problem of sexual violence against children and its various forms. We all share the concern that urgent action is needed at all levels of governance to stop it and prevent it,'' stated Dusica Davidovic, Congress thematic Rapporteur on Children, on 9 February. ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Rosita Wenzl: ''In Stuttgart, we think that the town has a role to play, alongside parents, in the education of children'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/132-rosita-wenzl----in-stuttgart--we-think-that-the-town-has-a-role-to-play--alongside-parents--in-the-education-of-children--.html

As one of the tools to be used in the fight against child sexual exploitation, the Council of Europe Convention - Lanzarote Convention - suggests the appointment of a person or body whose task would be to raise the general public’s awareness about sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. This is the approach of the City of Stuttgart, ...

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Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Meeting of the Current Affairs Committee http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/129-meeting-of-the-current-affairs-committee.html

The Current Affairs Committee of the Congress met in Strasbourg on 8 February 2012. The members discussed the Committee’s priorities and future activities, particularly in the context of the preparation of several thematic reports on the impact of the economic crisis on local and regional authorities, the changes taking place in Arab countries ...

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Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:00:00
\n Keith Whitmore: ''Congress is firmly committed to building a Europe for and with children'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/149-keith-whitmore----congress-is-firmly-committed-to-building-a-europe-for-and-with-children--.html

''Local and regional elected representatives have a responsibility to ensure that children’s rights are protected,'' said Congress President Keith Whitmore at the Conference on the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child in Monaco on 20 November 2011. ''The Congress has contributed actively to the Council ...

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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:00:00
\n Dusica Davidovic: ''Urgent action is needed at all levels of governance to prevent sexual abuse of children'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/150-dusica-davidovic----urgent-action-is-needed-at-all-levels-of-governance-to-prevent-sexual-abuse-of-children--.html

''Local and regional authorities have a crucial role to play in preventing sexual violence against children,'' said Dusica Davidovic (Serbia, NR), Congress Thematic Rapporteur on Children, at the 5th Meeting of the Network of Contact Parliamentarians to fight sexual violence against children, in Florence (Italy) on 17 November ...

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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00
\n Council of Europe ONE in FIVE campaign: Congress debate on local initiatives to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/151-council-of-europe-one-in-five-campaign--congress-debate-on-local-initiatives-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

What can local and regional authorities do to prevent sexual violence against children? How best to foster and develop practical initiatives and good practices in this area? The members of the Congress examined these issues on 18 October 2011. This debate was one of the Congress contributions to the Council of Europe's ONE in FIVE campaign, ...

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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00
\n 21st Congress Session: Debate on local initiatives to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/120-21st-congress-session--debate-on-local-initiatives-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

What can local and regional authorities do to prevent sexual violence against children? How best to foster and develop practical initiatives and good practices in this area? The members of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe examined these issues in a debate on 18 October 2011. The debate formed part of the general ...

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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00
\n Council of Europe ONE in FIVE campaign: Congress debate on local initiatives to stop sexual violence against children http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/154-council-of-europe-one-in-five-campaign--congress-debate-on-local-initiatives-to-stop-sexual-violence-against-children.html

What can local and regional authorities do to prevent sexual violence against children? How best to foster and develop practical initiatives and good practices in this area? The members of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe examined these issues in a debate on 18 October 2011.

The debate formed part of the ...

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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00
\n Emin Yeritsyan : ''Organising committee meetings in the field enable members to get acquainted with the situation locally and increases Congress visibility'' http://www.congress-1in5.eu/en/page/152-emin-yeritsyan-----organising-committee-meetings-in-the-field-enable-members-to-get-acquainted-with-the-situation-locally-and-increases-congress-visibility--.html

''Organising committee meetings in the field not only enables our members to get acquainted with the situation locally, it also increases the visibility of the Congress in the member states. It’s a very positive experience all round,'' stated Emin Yeritsyan, Chair of the Current Affairs Committee at the meeting of the Committee ...

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