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Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling

8th Annual International Symposium

The trafficking in human beings has, over the last decade, increased significantly. According to the International Labour Organisation, in 2012 there were million people were victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation in the world. In the period 2013-14 EU countries reported 15,846 victims of human trafficking, 76% of which were women and girls according to a European Commission report. It is estimated that two out of three registered victims (67%) were trafficked for sexual exploitation, 21% for other types of forced labour and 12% for other types of exploitation.

In light of the new commitment of the European Union to adopt new targeted actions to combat the growing challenge of human trafficking, this timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss and analyse effective mechanisms to prevent, address and strengthen multi-agency response. Delegates will have the chance to share best practice and discuss ways to protect the victims of human trafficking. Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders.

Overview:

  • Session 1 - The European Strategy on Human Trafficking: Understanding the Current Framework
  • Session 2 - Stepping Up Prevention Mechanisms by Improving Cooperation and Information Sharing
  • Session 3 - Stopping Perpetrators and Securing Justice: Strengthening Multi-agency Responses  
  • Session 4 - Identifying, Safeguarding and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking 

Delegates will:

  • Explore how to build effective multi-agency cooperation to ensure the conviction of perpetrators
  • Consider ways to safeguard victims by strengthening victim support
  • Take part in interactive discussions with key stakeholders and share best practice in the protection of trafficking victims
  • Examine how to better identify, protect and support victims of sexual exploitation through the delivery a person-centred safeguarding system
  • Share ideas on and transfer current knowledge of available training and education for frontline staff to ensure that they are qualified to identify and assess victims of trafficking
  • Evaluate the importance of partnership working and discuss how best to implement effective multi-sector collaboration

When

17 Apr 2018 @ 10:00 am

17 Apr 2018 @ 04:30 pm

Duration: 6 hours, 30 minutes


Where

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

Boulevard Avenue 17

Belgium


Organised by

Public Policy Exchange

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