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Forum Europe

Forum Europe

Forum Europe is the leading EU dedicated conference and event provider. Founded in 1989 and with offices at the heart of the European Union in Brussels, Forum Europe specialises in EU focussed political and economic conferences and debates. We work successfully with businesses, institutions, NGOs and governments alike while organising our own portfolio of sector leading events.

The Forum Europe team consists of multilingual EU policy and events specialists and our strategic services can maintain and develop your networks at EU level while delivering forums where key issues can be aired and debated.

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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company

From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s, Disney continues its mandate of providing quality entertainment experiences for the entire family. Today, The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media

Club Penguin

Club Penguin

“Disney’s Club Penguin is a snow-capped virtual island which allows children to let their imaginations run free by exploring the island via their penguin characters, playing games, adopting pet Puffles, decorating their igloo homes and chatting with friends. Created seven years ago by three dads looking for a safe online place where their children could have fun, Club Penguin today has over 175 million players worldwide and is the largest virtual world for kids aged 6 to 12 in Europe and around the world

Over the last seven years, Club Penguin has built an unrivalled global reputation as a safe and secure online environment that provides fun for kids and peace of mind for parents, with its imaginative play environment, word filtering technology and live moderation. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using sophisticated filtering technology and over 200 live moderators worldwide. It is free to use and enjoy; however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience.”

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The European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online is a network of 25 children’s rights NGOs from across the EU working for a safer online environment for children. 

Our Mission, based on 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), is to promote and support actions at national, European and international level, to protect children and promote their rights in relation to new technologies. 

eNACSO provides a valuable pool of online child protection NGOs from different European countries and forges joint strategies for change. The network promotes its recommendations to national, European and international decision-makers and other relevant stakeholders.

eNACSO is co-funded by the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme.

The Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) was established in 1996 by the internet industry to provide the UK internet Hotline for the public to report in a secure and confidential way:


•child sexual abuse images; 

•criminally obscene adult content ;

•non-photographic child sexual abuse images. 


The IWF works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content.  It also provides unique data to law enforcement partners in the UK and abroad to assist investigations into the distributors. 


The IWF helps internet service providers and hosting companies to combat the abuse of their networks through its ‘notice and takedown’ service which alerts them to content so they can remove it from their networks.


The IWF also provides a ‘URL list’ that the online industry can voluntarily use to protect users from inadvertent exposure to this content by blocking access to it while the content is being taken down.


The IWF also compiles a ‘keyword list’ of terms that are used to refer to child sexual abuse content and IWF members can use this list to filter their networks or internet searches.



•By sharing intelligence with police the IWF aided the identification and rescue of 12 children in the past two years.

•Less than 1% of child sexual abuse content is hosted in the UK since 2003, down from 18% in 1996.

•Child sexual abuse content is removed in the UK typically within 60 minutes.

•Over 400,000 webpages assessed in 17 years and over 100,000 URLs removed for containing potentially criminal content.




Tuesday 12 November, 2013
08.30 to 17.30




The Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19

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