1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024

CESAGRAMTowards a Comprehensive European Strategy Against tech-facilitated Grooming And Missing – aims to enhance the understanding of the process of grooming, and more particularly how it is facilitated by technology and how it can lead to child sexual abuse and missing.

CESAGRAM aims to i) ensure that grooming for sexual abuse and potentially leading to going missing is prevented insofar possible and ii) ensure that victims of grooming are identified and receive appropriate support before, during and after a disappearance.

The impact of the project will be:

  • More victims identified and assisted who have gone missing as a result of grooming.
  • Increased awareness, co-operation and referral amongst frontline professionals, including law enforcement, to quickly identify and respond to grooming victims at all stages of the process
  • Better informed young people on the issue of grooming, risks and avenues of support.
  • Increased availability of technical tools for law enforcement to detect grooming as a factor in missing cases and preventively when there is an indication of risk.
  • Better knowledge and understanding on missing and grooming amongst professionals ● Improved policies and legislation to protect children from grooming.

Grant info: Project: 101084974 — CESAGRAM — ISF-2021-TF1-AG-CYBER

Funding: Funded by the European Commission – Internal Security Fund Programme