Missing Children Europe

Missing Children Europe is an organization which aims to ensure that each and every member of the European Union has the necessary procedures and regulations in place to deal with cases of abuse and / or sexually exploited children. to prevent future disappearances. [1] It is an umbrella organization for 24 NGOs throughout Europe.


Missing Children Europe was established in 2001 by Child Focus (Belgium), La Mouette (France), Aurora (Italy), Vermisste Initiative Kinder (Germany) and Rat auf Draht (Austria). Missing Children Europe gained financial independence in 2008, from the European Commission .

Missing Children Europe was the driving force behind the launch of 116 000 , an emergency number. [2]

Constitute organizations

The 24 NGOs represented by Missing Children Europe are: [3]

  • Austria: Rat Auf Draht
  • Belgium: Child Focus
  • Czech Republic: Nadace Naše dítě
  • Denmark: Thora Center
  • France: APEV, Foundation for Childhood, The Seagull
  • Germany: Elterninitiative Vermisste Kinder, Weisser Ring
  • Greece: The Smile of the Child
  • Hungary: Kék Vonal
  • Ireland: ISPCC
  • Italy: Aurora, SOS II Telefono Azzurro
  • Poland: ITAKA, Nobody’s Children Foundation
  • Portugal: IAC
  • Romania: Focus Romania, Salvati Copiii
  • Slovakia: Linka Detskej Istoty
  • Spain: ANAR, Protegeles
  • Switzerland: SSI
  • United Kingdom: Missing People


65% of Missing Children Europe’s funds from the European Commission Daphne Program, and the remainder is collected through fundraising events, structural partnerships and membership fees.


  1. Jump up^ „Mission“ . Missing Children Europe . Retrieved 14 April 2013 .
  2. Jump up^ „116,000: Implementing the European Telephone Number for Missing Children“ . Missing Children Europe . Retrieved 14 April 2013 .
  3. Jump up^ „Members of Missing Children Europe“ . Missing Children Europe . Retrieved 14 April 2013 .