Objectives and Structure

The project has set 5 main objectives that the project activities will be aiming to achieve:
Work Package 1Work Package 2Work Package 3Work Package 4Work Package 5
Project management and coordination

WP Leader: Law and Internet Foundation

Objectives:
To provide overall management and coordination, monitoring and evaluation and also risk management in relation to iCare implementation.

Research, Data Collection and Methodology

WP Leader: Defense for Children Italia

Objectives:
To raise the capacity of Central Authorities, legal practitioners and family mediators on how to properly implement the EU and international legislative instruments related to cases of international child abduction and how to use innovative methods for dispute solving, thus improving the situation of children and increasing judicial cooperation.
To draft a Methodology that will provide detailed guidelines for Central Authorities, legal practitioners and family mediators on how to approach international child abduction cases through better cooperation and the application of IMF.

iCare E-Platform and Chabot development

WP Leader: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Objectives:
To create a sophisticated E-Platform that will serve as an enabler of better cooperation between Central Authorities, legal practitioners and family mediators by providing the means to allow seamless information exchange in handling cases of international child abduction.
To create an interactive AI-based chatbot that will provide children with access to relevant information and parents with information and guidelines on what actions they need to take when faced with cases of international child abduction, thus improving the situation of children in those cases.
To raise the capacity of Central Authorities, legal practitioners and family mediators on how to properly implement the EU and international legislative instruments related to cases of international child abduction and how to use innovative methods for dispute solving, thus improving the situation of children and increasing judicial cooperation.
To disseminate project outputs through various platforms and networks to relevant stakeholders in order to increase the overall awareness on issues related to international child abduction and alternative methods for dispute resolution.

iCare Capacity Building

WP Leader: MIKK E.V

Objectives:
To raise the capacity of Central Authorities, legal practitioners and family mediators on how to properly implement the EU and international legislative instruments related to cases of international child abduction and how to use innovative methods for dispute solving, thus improving the situation of children and increasing judicial cooperation.

Dissemination and Exploitation

WP Leader: Missing Children Europe

Objectives:
To disseminate project outputs through various platforms and networks to relevant stakeholders in order to increase the overall awareness on issues related to international child abduction and alternative methods for dispute resolution.