On February 22nd, AMBER Alert Europe officially welcomed its newest member the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia (CNZD). With CNZD joining, AMBER Alert Europe now brings together 41 official organisations, public authorities, and business entities from 25 countries to aid the search for missing children in Europe.

Center for Missing and Exploited Children (CNZD) has been working for fifteen years on the prevention of the phenomenon of missing children in the Republic of Croatia and as an organisation it is recognized nationally and internationally. Only by interdepartmental connection of the governmental and non-governmental sector as well as all stakeholders dealing with this issue can we make a step forward in the protection of children”, says Mr. Tomislav Ramljak, Head of CNZD. “The collaboration with AMBER Alert Europe confirms the CNZD’s expertise and commitment to the common goal that other members of this prominent organisation have, which is to find every child who is missing. Thanks to all the associates and employees of AMBER Alert Europe for the warm welcome and willingness to cooperate, we cordially greet the other members of this organisation and invite them to join forces in the fight against this global phenomenon.“

“I am extremely happy to welcome CNZD as a member and I am looking forward to working together to improve the protection of missing children in Europe”, says Frank Hoen, Chairman and Founder of AMBER Alert Europe. “Nowadays, online interaction often lies at the basis of missing children cases, therefore I am delighted the collaborate with an organisation that actively tackles the issue of missing children both online and offline.”

Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia

The Centre for Missing and Exploited Children is a leading organisation in Croatia that devotes itself to preventing the disappearance of children and providing support to families in crisis situations. For over ten years now, CNZD has also been active in protecting children from online abuse and sexual exploitation.

Additionally, CNZD is home to the Croatian Safer Internet Centre, an organisation that exists to promote safer and better use of the internet and mobile technologies among children and young people, and operates the 116 000 hotline, the single EU hotline number for missing children, in Croatia.

For more information about CNZD, please visit: https://cnzd.org/