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19. 5. 2009 10:22

The International conference on the child alert systeme in EU members states

The conference takes place today at the Congress Centre in Prague.

Protection of children is one of the Czech Republic’s highest priorities in the area of justice and home affairs, with a direct connection to the motto of the Czech Presidency – “Open and secure Europe”. The Czech Republic continues in activities launched by French Presidency which initiated a text of the Council Conclusions in which it calls on the Member States to develop child alert systems at the national level.

The main purpose of the conference - opened by Martin Pecina, Minister of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic - is to share best practice knowledge and contribute to developing and improving of systems on the national level.

The main topics of the conference are:

1) problem of child protection, as regards missing and abducted children and the protection of the children against criminal offenders

2) presentation national alert systems in GB (National Policing Improvement Agency), France, Greece (The Greek Centre for Missing and Exploited Children), Belgium, USA (ICMEC)

3) presentation of the Czech scheme of alert system

4) outcome of the Czech Presidency child protection questionnaire (SIRENE)

5) better use of the SIS for the purpose of searching for missing children

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