6th Conference

Together against Human Trafficking 2020

Human Trafficking in Europe and Its Challenges for Romania

10 December 2020 | Online | 9:30, Brussels (CET)

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We invite you to participate in the 6th edition of the conference “Together against Human Trafficking” that will take place online (CET/Brussels time) on the 10th of December 2020.

The present conference, organised by MEP Ramona Strugariu (Renew Europe), in partnership with the Romanian Network of NGOs against Trafficking in Persons (RoTIP), the European Center for Legal Education and Research (ECLER) and Freedom House Romania (FHR) continues a series of events on the main European challenges against human trafficking. This is the that took place every year since 2014.

The conference aims to address the main challenges we face in preventing and combating human trafficking or protecting survivors, especially children, underling the need for effective international cooperation and inter-institutional involvement. Combating trafficking in human beings in the actual transnational context is impossible without a strong international and European cooperation in criminal matters, with an integrated and comprehensive approach.

Fighting child trafficking remains the biggest challenge in Europe. According to the current trends identified in the recently published EU Report on Human Trafficking, more and more children become victims of traffickers in Europe, and subject to all kinds of exploitation.

European magistrates, lawyers, police officers, labour inspectors, civil servants, doctors, researchers and teachers, representatives of NGOs, human trafficking survivors, as well as survivors, as well as politicians and foreign diplomats are expected to attend the online event. The discussions will be held in Romanian and English.

Registration should be done before December 8.

For professionals in preventing and combating human trafficking or protecting survivors

Opening Remarks - 9:30 (CET)

Silvia TĂBUȘCĂ

Human Security Program Coordinator, ECLER 

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Ramona STRUGARIU

Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe)

PANEL I – IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING A THREAT TO EUROPEAN CITIZENS SECURITY? - 9:45 (CET) 

Floriana SIPALA

Head of Unit for Organised Crime and Drugs Policy, DG HOME, European Commission

Robert ČREPINKO

Head of European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC), EUROPOL

Ryszard PIOTROWICZ

1st Vice President of Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Council of Europe

Andrew NOBLE

British Ambassador to Romania

Ana BIRCHALL

Former Deputy Prime Minister for the Implementation of Strategic Partnerships, Former Minister of Justice and Former Minister Delegate for European Affairs

Moderator Panel 1:

Ramona STRUGARIU

Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe)

PANEL II – CHILD PROTECTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: CASES AND WAYS FORWARD - 11:30 (CET)

Thi HOANG

JIED Managing Editor, Tech Against Trafficking Research Lead, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Adriana SAFTOIU

Member of the Romanian Parliament

Gabriela CHAMORRO

Criminal Intelligence Officer, Crimes Against Children Unit, Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL

Nadine FINCH

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol International expert on children’s rights

 Iana MATEI

President of Reaching Out Romania

Oana ȚOIU

Former Secretary of State in the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice in the Technocratic Government

Moderator Panel 2:

Silvia TĂBUȘCĂ

Human Security Program Coordinator, ECLER 

PANEL III – CONFISCATION AND MONEY LAUDERING: MAIN CHALLENGES IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING - 14:30 (CET) 

Anniina JOKINEN

Senior Programme Officer, The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI)

Greg BRISTOL

Founder of The Human Trafficking Investigations & Training Institute (HTITI), Former FBI Special Agent

Dan Alexandru POPA

Deputy National Member of Romania to EUROJUST

Warner TEN KATE

National Public Prosecutor for Trafficking in human Beings and People Smuggling, The Netherlands

Gianina CORNEA

Prosecutor, Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Romania

Moderator Panel 3:

Gina STURDZA

Director of Business Development at Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH)

Schedule (Brussels time, CET)

9:30 – 9:45

Opening Remarks: 

Silvia TĂBUȘCĂ, Human Security Program Coordinator, ECLER

Ramona STRUGARIU, Member of the European Parliament


9:45 – 11:00

PANEL I – IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING A THREAT TO EUROPEAN CITIZENS SECURITY?  

Floriana SIPALA, Head of Unit for Organised Crime and Drugs Policy, DG HOME, European Commission

Robert CREPINKO, Head of European Migrant Smuggling Centre (EMSC), EUROPOL

Ryszard PIOTROWICZ, 1st Vice President of Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Council of Europe

Andrew NOBLE, British Ambassador to Romania

Ana BIRCHALL, Former Deputy Prime Minister for the Implementation of Strategic Partnerships, Former Minister of Justice and Former Minister Delegate for European Affairs


11:00 – 11:30 

Questions & Answers

Moderator: Ramona STRUGARIU, Member of the European Parliament


11:30 – 13:00 

PANEL II – CHILD PROTECTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: CASES AND WAYS FORWARD

Thi HOANG, JIED Managing Editor, Tech Against Trafficking Research Lead, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Adriana SAFTOIU, Member of the Romanian Parliament

Gabriela CHAMORRO, Criminal Intelligence Officer, Crimes Against Children Unit, Vulnerable Communities Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL

Nadine FINCH, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol International expert on children’s rights

Iana MATEI, President of Reaching Out Romania

Oana ȚOIU, Former Secretary of State in the Ministry of Labor and Social Justice in the Technocratic Government


13:00 – 13:30

Questions & Answers

Moderator: Silvia TĂBUȘCĂ, Human Security Program Coordinator, ECLER


13:30 – 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00

PANEL III – CONFISCATION AND MONEY LAUDERING: MAIN CHALLENGES IN FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING  

Anniina JOKINEN, Senior Programme Officer, The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) (tbc)

Dan Alexandru POPA, Deputy National Member of Romania to EUROJUST

Warner TEN KATE, National Public Prosecutor for Trafficking in human Beings and People Smuggling, The Netherlands

Gianina CORNEA, Prosecutor, Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Romania

Greg BRISTOL, Founder of The Human Trafficking Investigations &Training Institute (HTITI), Former FBI Special Agent


16:00 – 16:30

Questions & Answers

Moderator: Gina STURDZA, Director of Business Development at Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH)


16:30 – 17:00 

Final Remarks and Awareness Campaign

Ramona STRUGARIU, Member of the European Parliament

Cristina GUSETH, Director Freedom House Romania


N.B.: The discussions will be held in Romanian and English. The event aims to gather European magistrates and lawyers, police officers, public servants, researchers, labour inspectors, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania.

Contact Us:

European Center for Legal Education and Research (ECLER) Email: office@ecler.org

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