An eye-opening look at sexual consent ages around Europe, mapped

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Wednesday 29 November 2017 14:15
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Picture:(Jakub Marian)

There are 15 countries in Europe where the age of consent is 14.

This map, made by the linguistics writer and cartographer Jakub Marian, shows the age of consent for each country in Europe.

In a post to his site, Marian clarified that the colour coded scale used of green tored is not meant to denote one age is better or worse.

In multiple countries, as noted on the map, the age of consent is different when the relationship includes a person who is in a position of trust - such as a teacher.

Beneath the map, Marian broke the country's different ages:

Age 14

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia

Age 15

Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Monaco, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

Age 16

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Northern Cyprus, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Age 17

Cyprus, Ireland

Age 18

Malta, Turkey, Vatican City

HT Jakub Marian

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