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Child sexual abuse

Policy timeline

  1. 2022, 11 May
    Proposal for a Regulation on preventing and combatting the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children
  2. 2021, 24 March
    EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child
  3. 2021, 6 July
    Adoption of the ePrivacy derogation/short term legislation
  4. 2020, 24 July
    EU Strategy for a more effective fight Against Child Sexual Abuse
  5. 2020, 24 July
    EU Security Union Strategy
  6. 2019, 26 November
    European Parliament resolution on children’s rights on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  7. 2019, 8 October
    Council Conclusions on combating the sexual abuse of children
  8. 2016, 16 December
    Report assessing the implementation of the measures referred to in Article 25 of Directive 2011/93/EU

    Report assessing the implementation of the measures referred to in Article 25 of Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

  9. 2016, 16 December
    Report assessing the extent to which the MS have taken necessary measures in order to comply with Directive 2011/93/EU

    Report assessing the extent to which the MS have taken necessary measures in order to comply with Directive 2011/93/EU on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

  10. 2011, 13 December
    Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

    Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography

More about the fight against child sexual abuse

Legal framework to protect children

The Commission will propose new legislation where needed, particularly to clarify the role that online service providers can play to protect children.

Cooperation against child sexual abuse

The EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse underlines the importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation in the fight against child sexual abuse.