Tools to Address Childhood Trauma, Injury and Children’s Safety


TACTICS is a large scale, multi-year initiative working to make the lives of children in Europe safer by developing tools to increase adoption and implementation of effective interventions at the national and local levels. TACTICS is led by the European Child Safety Alliance (ECSA) in collaboration with a group of academic institutions, NGOs and participation of partners in more than 30 countries including all 27 EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Norway and Switzerland. This initiative builds on the successful work of past EC funded projects such as the Child Safety Action Plan (CSAP, 2004-2010).

Specific objectives:

  • Address the leading cause of child death, disability and inequalities in Europe
  • Support children’s right to safety as agreed to in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Examine intentional and unintentional child injuries nationally and sub-nationally
  • Support the development and implementation of Child Safety Action Plans
  • Develop practical tools and resources to support uptake, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based child safety policies.

Starting / Ending Date

2011 – 2014

Project Coordinator

European Child Safety Alliance –


Funder: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers – European Commission
Total Amount: 1.396.615 EUR
BBU Amount: 9.671 EUR

Staff from Department of Public Health

Project Partners

More information about the member list of the European Child Safety Alliance can be found here.

Project Outputs

Country Profile (Ro)
Child Product Safety Guide. Potentially dangerous products (Ro)
This report explores health and social inequities on child injury rates and the effectiveness of injury prevention strategies to address inequities both within and between EU Member States.
These three documents represent targeted good practice tools focusing on pre, primary and secondary school age children aimed at assisting local decision makers, advocates and practitioners in the field (e.g., public health departments, police, social services, transportation departments, etc.) to move injury prevention efforts forward.