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Tallinn to showcase digital innovation at child-abuse conference

Tallinn – one of the most digitally advanced cities in Europe – will showcase how digital innovations can help prevent child abuse and neglect at an international conference.

The capital of Estonia was selected to host the annual European Congress of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (ISPCAN) in 202.

The four-day event, held in June, is expected to draw  600 international delegates.

Titled Child Protection for the Most Vulnerable Children and Families, the meeting will focus on mental health and disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, cross-border cooperation and the implementation of digital services in the field.

Brit Tammiste, head of the organising committee, said: “We are proud that the ISPCAN Congress will take place in the Baltic region for the first time. It will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our experiences in the sphere of child protection, in relation to dealing with child abuse and neglect in Estonia as well as being the initiator of discussions on these matters on an international arena.”

She added: “Different digital solutions have an important role in the development of a country, as organizers we could introduce application opportunities from the perspective of child protection as well as organizing the Congress.“

Local congress organiser Publicon PCO worked on the bid in collaboration with Estonian Convention Bureau, Tallinn Convention Bureau and local authorities – The Estonian Ministries of Justice and  Social Affairs, the Child Protection Department of the Social Insurance Board, the Bar Association, the Office of the Prosecutor General and the University of Tartu and several NGO-s.

Publicon PCO is one of the most experienced PCOs for scientific and medical conferences in Estonia.  Their recent bid wins include AESOP2022 – Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning and ISAE2023 – International Society for Applied Ethology, International Congress 2023.