Meeting report. Second workshop to strengthen intersectoral working on prevention of child maltreatment in the Nordic–Baltic subregion (2018)



The WHO Regional Office for Europe, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Government of Lithuania jointly organized the second Nordic–Baltic workshop on the prevention of violence against children. The aim of the meeting was to build institutional capacity by promoting the exchange of expertise in the intersectoral response and to discuss the implementation of INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children and to further develop the foundation for such collaboration across the Nordic–Baltic subregion. Specific objectives included discussing the role of the health, welfare, education and justice sectors in an intersectoral response to preventing violence against children and how this could apply to the Lithuanian context and other Baltic and Nordic countries, and encouraging the development of networks to strengthen child violence prevention in the Nordic–Baltic subregion.