The Protect and Prevent Through Support (2PS) initiative has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Programme for Research and Innovation Actions Grant No.101073949. The project is a three-year prevention initiative that started in October 2022 and will run to September 2025. Throughout the 3 years, the consortium of 2PS will work on a variety of pressing topics and actions to help address the growing issues of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE), particularly in the online environment (OCSAE). 

2PS’s primary goal is to prevent CSAE and sexual violence against children. The project will achieve that by providing support to those who have not yet offended and who are willing to engage to prevent offending and victimisation and, where offending has occurred, provide support to prevent future offending and victimisation.

The main goals of 2PS are:

  • enhancing prevention by ensuring the availability of appropriate resources;
  • increasing prevention efficiency by establishing good practices, helping evaluate actions that can help deter people from offending, and establishing a central repository of prevention actions;
  • raising awareness and illustrating the value of prevention as a tool for reducing harm to children.

Amongst various actions - the project will establish a central repository of services and support actions that can guide individuals with a sexual interest in children and individuals who are concerned about their thoughts involving children or at risk of engaging with materials could lead to illegal content consumption, for example, Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM).

Our role

Within the 2PS project Timelex will provide a comprehensive review of the regulatory landscape and procedural regulations across Europe that determine or influence the approach of Member States and partner countries UK, Switzerland and Norway when interacting and engaging with individuals at risk of offending, including people who fear they might offend, and those with a sexual interest in children.

Timelex also provides structured and ad hoc legal and ethical support to project activities, including on contracting, IP questions, and GDPR compliance issues.


Project details

More information about the 2PS project can be found on the project website: https://ppbw.pl/en/2ps-project/ and the project page on the CORDIS website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101073949

Funded by the European Union. This project has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme under Grant Agreement No. 101073949. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.