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  • PROTECT Children on the Move - Child exploitation - Cross-national child protection in practice




    Council of the Baltic Sea States (SE)


    Project budget EUR 176 625,00 / Max. subsidy EUR 158 625,00


    24 months from 20/10/2013


    State Border Guard (LV), State Child Protection and Adoption Service (LT), Stockholm Social Emergency Authority (SE)

    Objectives and results

    The project specifically addresses the gap in knowledge and hands-on competencies on how to ensure practical co-operation between different countries and different responsible agencies regarding the assessment of the child's best interest in cases of exploited children to be returned to their home country. The project will identify the applicable international conventions, relevant case law in the countries participating in the project (SE, LY, LT) and practices in these countries. These will be used to gather data on children and young people up to the age of 18 that have for some reason become a case of cross-border child protection.

    Further information


    Children, Child protection, Latvia, Sweden, Lithuania, Child trafficking, Data collection, Return, Victims