Network of Parliamentarians against Trafficking in Human Beings
489.000€ (EU grant – 391.000€)
Ongoing 2011-2013 (24 months)
The Human Trafficking Foundation, UK; Association Children's High Level Group, Romania; Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, UK; British group of the Inter Parliamentary Union, UK; Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, UK; National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, Netherlands
Objectives and results
The objective of the project is to develop a European network of parliamentarians (from both government and opposition parties) active on the issue of trafficking. The project should also stimulate national level anti-trafficking activities such as legal reform and victim support. A conference held in 2009 in the UK House of Commons emphasised the need for developing knowledge among parliamentarians in each Member states to make relevant national instruments more effective.
The project will include 5 sub-regional seminars, 4 good practice exchange visits, 2 conferences, 10 thematic discussion papers on THB, 20 country briefing papers suitable for parliamentarians to use in debates, development of a website. It will also prepare a final report for dissemination across all European parliaments.
The project foresees collaboration with specialist NGOs and business leaders in at least 8 countries to share information on THB, particularly child trafficking, and will focus on labour exploitation as well as sexual exploitation.
The project aims to directly reach 100 parliamentarians across 15 countries and 1000 indirectly through the participating parliamentarians reporting activities back to their national parliament. It is intended to build up on the recommendations included in the 2009 UNODC IPU Handbook for Parliamentarians on Human Trafficking and will identify ways to implement rather than duplicate it.
Ms Christine Beddoe, Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
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