In Slovenia, the 11th European Anti Trafficking Day will be marked with two projects, which focus on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of forced labour and labour exploitation.
- The purpose of the first project is to raise awareness of public sector decision-makers about the risks of hiring outsourcers and about frequent violations of workers' rights, which are an integral part of the subcontracting business model and the responsibility of the contracting authority to identify cases of exploitation, forced labour or even trafficking in human beings. Lately, there is an increasing number of cases where serious violations of workers' rights also occur through hired subcontractors in public institutions, where the outsourcing has become well established. Public institutions hire subcontractors mostly for cleaning and security and consider that by doing this they are relieved of their responsibility to ensure the rights of workers. That is why, in cooperation with the Workers Advisory Centre, we address the decision makers in the public sector responsible for public procurement of outsourcers. Decision makers will also receive specific instructions for the proper implementation of the social clause in the standard contract between the contracting authority and the contractor by 18 October 2017.
- The second project addresses potential victims of labour exploitation and forced labour. It is implemented by the social enterprise - NGO "From the Principle", which will open the so-called Escape Room on 18 October in Ljubljana. In the escape room, the visitors will experience the traps of labour exploitation by themselves. If they want to escape from the room, they will have to look for solutions in various situations that will simulate exploitative work. On 17 October 2017, a special escape event will also be organized for journalists. The escape room will be open until 27 October, with 7 terms available to visitors every day.