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to the online conversation-presentation

“ChildRescue App: Cutting-edge technology for children’s protection”

 On Monday, November 30, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (EET), the online event “ChildRescue App: cutting edge technology for child protection” will take place, co-organized by MADE and INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung, Technopolis City of Athens.

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Language of the event: Greek

Program Summary

17.00  Introduction//Antonis Oikonomou, Project Manager of INNOVATHENS Powered by Samsung

17.15   Introductory Comments on ChildRescue//Mantalena Kailis, MADE

17.20  Introducing ChildRescue App//Dr. Christos Ntanos, ChildRescue Program Coordinator, Systems and Administration Laboratory, National Technical University

17.30  Presentation Of Childrescue App Use Results, // Stephanos Alevizos, Psychologist (M.Ed, PhDc), National Center For Disappearances And Child Victims Of Exploitation & Irini Rizopoulou, Social Worker – Line Manager, National Hotline for SOS Children 1056,The Smile of the Child

17.50  Commentary on innovation ideas// Giannis Dionatos, Editor, STARTUPPER Magazine

Every year more than 250 000 children are reported missing in the European Union (EU). The first hours after extinction are vital for investigating cases of missing children.

Over the past 3 years, scientists and social workers from the EU have worked together to implement an idea aimed at contributing to the faster detection of missing children and unaccompanied minors.

The idea that citizens and users of a smartphone can become a real sensor and a valuable partner for the quickest detection of cases of missing children, has been successfully captured through the ChildRescue app, which is already in use in Greece and Belgium.

The ChildRescue program, through the creation of the relevant application, aims at effective and timely intervention by authorities and bodies responsible for investigating cases of missing children. Using ChildRescue App and interactive communication seeks to increase collective awareness and encourage direct participation and action at the social level.  

In Greece the main managers of the implementation are the Smile of the Child and the Greek Red Cross, and in Belgium the Child Focus organization.

The international organization Missing Children Europe, the National Technical University, the University of Frankfurt and the companies Singular Logic, Suite5, Ubitech and MADE, worked together to develop and implement the project.

The project is funded by the European Commission and the EU Framework Program ‘Horizon 2020’ for research and innovation.

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