Nordic and Baltic countries gather to discuss intersectoral action to prevent child maltreatment
Policy-makers, professionals and activists from the Baltic and Nordic countries came together on 1–2 June 2017 for a workshop in Riga, Latvia, on strengthening intersectoral working to prevent child maltreatment. The workshop, a joint venture of WHO/Europe, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Government of Latvia, focused on intersectoral collaboration involving the health, welfare, education and justice sectors. A total of 100 participants from these sectors, representing 14 countries, took part in the workshop. Participants were presented with good practices and evidence-based experience about what works for prevention and how this can be implemented at the country level.