The Smile of the Child
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Voluntary Children's Association
10, Zinonos Eleatou Street, GR-151 24 Maroussi, Athens, Greece
"The Smile of the Child" contributes to an International Conference
The International Conference under the title "Whose children are missing children?" was organized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on 13 July 2018 at the University of Zagreb.
The aim of the conference was to create a better understanding among the participants on the knowledge and good practices in the field of missing children at the European level. Despite the lack of accurate data, the European Federation of Missing Children Europe (MCE) highlights that more than 250.000 children go missing every year in Europe.
During the conference participants put emphasis on the fact that there is an important risk for the physical and mental health of minors who go missing. The number of these risks for missing children indicates the importance of a serious approach for the development of appropriate tools and practices in this field.
As a member of Missing Children Europe, "The Smile of the Child" contributed to the conference by presenting its experience and good practices developed through specific mechanisms and tools operated in Greece, such as the operation of the European Hotline for Missing Children 116000, the activation of the Amber Alert Hellas and the mobilization of the Search and Rescue Team of "Thanasis Makris".