European Dimension of the project

CAN prevalence/incidence will be available for international comparisons and identification of practices that work better; harmonization of practices and policies will facilitate decision making on European and national/regional levels. CAN-MDS common dataset national systems will be able to ensure a valid European case-based data collection and sharing on CAN related indicators. Availability of harmonized CAN data and potential sharing them could enable vital information exchange between European states regarding victims and perpetrators of CAN; this could be of an ultimate European added value given the current level of international mobility of population. Last but not least, since CAN MDS contributes substantially towards improving child protection systems throughout Europe, this project is serving the constant pan-European values of protecting the Rights of the Child as defined in a series of EU (as well as Council of Europe’s and UN’s) fundamental documents and recommendations.