Ministerial conference on the prevention and investigation of child sexual abuse
The conference will highlight the importance of raising awareness of this pressing issue and present key initiatives at the EU level to combat child sexual abuse, which is also a priority of the Slovenian Presidency in the area of home affairs.
The Ministers will discuss the main challenges in this area and the tools needed to successfully prevent, detect and investigate child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
The Ministers will issue a joint statement on the importance of preventive action and awareness-raising, and express support for the development of appropriate tools to detect and investigate child sexual abuse. The joint statement is also intended to influence the European Commission's legislative proposal, which is expected by the end of the year.
Due to the current epidemiological situation, the ministerial conference on the prevention and investigation of child sexual abuse will entirely take place as a video conference. As a result, the entire media programme will also take place online (without the physical presence of the media representatives).
Programme for the media (video conference):
8.50: Door-step statement by Aleš Hojs, the Slovenian Minister of the Interior currently presiding the EU Home Affairs Council
Livestreaming of the Minister's doorstep statement will be available on the official Twitter and Facebook profiles of the Slovenian Presidency, the Europe by Satellite (EbS+) channel, and the Twitter and Facebook profiles of the Ministry of the Interior.
13.00: Press conference of the Slovenian Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs and the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson
It will only be possible to participate in the press conference via Zoom. To participate remotely, please send your request to the Government Communication Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Thursday, 11 November (name, surname, media company, email address) and you will receive a link to participate in the press conference.
Livestreaming of the press conference will be available on the official website of the Slovenian Presidency and its official Twitter and Facebook profiles, the Twitter and Facebook profiles of the Ministry of the Interior and the Europe by Satellite (EbS+) channel.