Revised Master CAN-MDS Toolkit including Master e-CAN-MDS registriessoftware (MySQL & PhP) as well as Master CAN-MDS Operator’s ManualCAN-MDS Data collection protocolCAN-MDS Step-by-Step Guide for the AdministratorAnnex I Off-line databasesAnnex II Tool for definition of eligibility criteria for Operators [e-docs; English]

Revised Master CAN-MDS Training Module including CAN-MDS Training ModuleCAN-MDS Trainer’s Guide; and Training material (including presentations; mock cases; other supportive material); [e-docs; English]

Nationally adapted CAN-MDS Toolkits including e-CAN-MDS registriessoftware (MySQL & PhP); [BG; CY; FR; GR; RO; ES]; and CAN-MDS Operator’s Manuals; CAN-MDS Data collection protocols; CAN-MDS Step-by-Step Guides for the Administrators [National langages]

Bulgarian Toolkit Cypriot Toolkit Greek Toolkit Catalan-Spanish Toolkit Romanian Toolkit

Nationally adapted CAN-MDS Training Modules including National CAN-MDS Training Modules [BG-Bulgarian-R; CY-Greek-D; ES-Catalan-D; FR-French-R; GR-Greek-R; RO-Romanian-R]; CAN-MDS Training packages (presentations; mock cases; other supportive material); [BG-Bulgarian-R; CY-Greek-D; ES-Catalan-D; FR-French-R; GR-Greek-R; RO-Romanian-R]

Bulgarian Training Module Cypriot Training ModuleGreek Training Module Catalan-Spanish Training Module Romanian Training Module



Training of National Administrators (international training seminar)

Training of National Groups of Operators (national training seminars): Bulgaria | Cyprus | Greece (online training platform) | Romania | Catalonia-Spain | EU level Training Evaluation Report



Piloting of the CAN-MDS System in real settings: Bulgaria Cyprus Greece Romania Catalonia-Spain and EU level report


CAN-MDS Policy Recommendations

European Countries [English]  |   BULGARIA [Bulgarian]  |  CYPRUS [Greek]  |  GREECE [Greek]  |  ROMANIA [Romanian |  SPAIN [Catalan


CAN-MDS Policy Brief Series

CAN-MDS Policy Brief (European level) [English]

2021: BULGARIA [Bulgarian]  |  CYPRUS [Greek]  |  FRANCE [French]  |  GREECE [Greek]  |  ROMANIA [Romanian |  SPAIN [Catalan]  

2019: BULGARIA [Bulgarian]  |  CYPRUS [Greek]  |  FRANCE [French |  GREECE [Greek][English]  |  ROMANIA [Romanian |  SPAIN [Catalan



European Conference

Towards the establishment of an inter-sectorial epidemiological surveillance mechanism for child abuse and neglect incidents in European countries: lessons learned from the piloting of CAN-MDS System

June 29-30, 2021


Action "CAN-MDS II" Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect via a Minimum Data Set: from planning to practice

Child abuse and neglect (CAN) case-based data across the EU are derived from a variety of intersectoral sources and follow up of victims at local & national level is not sufficiently coordinated among the involved services.

The main barriers for effective CAN monitoring are the lack of common operational definitions, registering practices and the use of a variety of methods & tools for data collection & sharing among stakeholders.

At international level, given that existing surveillance mechanisms vary considerably in coverage and completeness, comparisons are not feasible.

The concept of the Action "CAN-MDS II" [GA Nr: 810508 -CAN-MDS II- Funded by EU REC Programme 2014-2020] is based mainly on the Daphne III project “Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect via a Minimum Data Set” [JUST/2012/DAP/AG/3250] aimed at creating the scientific basis, tools & synergies for establishing national CAN monitoring systems using a minimum data set (MDS), where the CAN-MDS System was developed. CAN-MDS System aims to provide comprehensive, reliable and comparable case-based information at national level for children who have used protection services (social, health, educational, etc. depending on countries' specifics) also facilitating CAN monitoring at EU.

The ultimate aim of CAN-MDS II Action is to provide the transition from planning to practice.