Missing Children Europe and its member organisations do vital work finding missing or sexually exploited children - and supporting their families in time of crisis with emotional, social and legal help via the European 116000 telephone hotline.

Google has been working with the group for a while and we’re pleased to report that the first part of our collaboration with them is now live, in time for International Missing Children’s Day, today. Thanks to Google technology embedded in their website, it’s now possible to search for publicly available information across all MCE member websites at the same time.

The European Commission is hosting a conference next week in Brussels to raise awareness about the vital work of the European 116000 Missing Children hotline. If children go missing, relatives can call the hotline and speak with specialists. Today, Missing Children Europe launched a promotional film short called “Futures”, which will run on TV, in cinemas and on YouTube:

These are great examples of how technology can help to make both the online and offline worlds a better place for children, in line with our commitments we made when we signed up to the Commission's Better Internet for Kids coalition. We’ll continue working with Missing Children Europe and its members in coming months to help them share information and work together more effectively using our technology.