At the request of EU Member States and other cooperation partners, Europol hosted a Victim Identification Taskforce (VIDTF). Over 12 days, experts in victim identification from 11 police agencies in 9 countries worked together at Europol Headquarters in The Hague. They worked on and analysed unprecedented amounts of data and investigated clues that could localise investigations and lead to the identification of the victims.
Results: Some children have already been made safe as a result of the work of the VIDTF in Germany and Australia. Other investigations have advanced significantly.