6th Annual International Symposium on Preventing Human Trafficking – Brussels
Strengthening Cooperation, Developing a Multilevel Approach
Peter Josef von Bethlenfalvy
Founder and Executive Director
The problem of human trafficking is an increasingly disturbing phenomenon in Europe with terrible consequences for victims, the majority of whom are forced into various forms of sexual and labour exploitation.
Human trafficking is widely recognised as a serious crime but progress in prosecution and conviction remains limited because of the complex nature of cases. This confirms the need to raise public awareness of trafficking, improve training in order to better identify victims, and develop better co-operation and multi-agency working – all are critical in the fight against trafficking.
With the current humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean region and the proliferation of migrant smugglers, Public Policy Exchange will host this important annual symposium and welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders.
Delegates will also:
- Discuss ongoing and future policy initiatives and priorities in Europe in the field of human trafficking
- Explore strategies to protect the victims of trafficking and efficiently prosecute criminals
- Investigate strategies to increase cooperation and coordination between EU States, civil society, law enforcement bodies as well as non-EU countries to gather reliable data and monitor the implementation of anti-trafficking policies
- Determine recommendations for future actions at policy and practical level and share best practice
In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).