The transnational project "Preventing and Fighting Sexual Exploitation of Children" aims to improve the system of children sexual exploitation prevention and intervention in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland – this directly corresponds to the third priority of the call. The main goal is to develop strategies and instruments for the improvement of children sexual exploitation prevention and intervention system, by reaching these specific objectives: To investigate and analyze the current situation of child victimization in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland; To improve coordination and collaboration among local authorities, law enforcement and other institutions; To strengthen the knowledge and awareness of local law and children protection authorities by exchanging best practices and strategies among project and other EU countries.; To strengthen the knowledge and skills of multi-disciplinary professionals by continuous training and supervision.; To help sexual exploitation victims and witnesses to overcome their trauma and facilitate their participation in legal procedures; To develop and implement children sexual exploitation prevention tools by exchanging countries’ practices and instruments.
Results of the project: 
Law Institute will be responsible for the implementation of comparative research on child victimization, i.e. preparation of research tool, analysis of the research results and preparation of the report. Main objectives of this activity are investigation and analysis of child victimization in Lithuania and Latvia; adaptation of accurate tool for evaluation of good practices among project partners; comparison of child victimization data between project partner countries and other European countries; recommendations for the project partner countries and other European countries.  
Researchers: dr. Margarita Dobrynina, Judita Žukauskaitė, Renata Giedrytė.
Duration: 2011.12.01 – 2013.11.30.
The project is funded by European Commision funds under the programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" (ISEC).