Together against Human Trafficking


2021 – Together against Human Trafficking: Romania’s Challenges in the Fight Against Human Trafficking (October 22 – 7th edition)

The conference is organized within the STOP-AT project, continuing the series of events that the European Center for Legal Education and Research (ECLER) organizes covering the subject of the challenges that Romania faces in the field of human trafficking. This year will be the seventh edition of the conference Together Against Human Trafficking”, organized periodically since 2014.

The conference aims to address the main challenges facing Romania in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings or protecting the survivors of this phenomenon, especially the protection of children, emphasizing the need for effective inter-institutional cooperation. Eradicating trafficking in human beings, in the current pandemic context, is impossible without strong European cooperation in criminal matters, with an integrated and comprehensive approach. Preventing child trafficking remains, by far, one of the main challenges facing Romania today. According to current trends identified in the , the number of exploited Romanian children has increased 10 times in the last 2 years of reporting.EU Report on Human Trafficking, the number of exploited Romanian children has increased 10 times in the last 2 years of reporting.

The debate will be attended by magistrates and lawyers, police officers, labor inspectors, psychologists, social workers, civil servants, doctors, researchers and teachers, representatives of NGOs, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. Conference participants are asked to register by filling out the online form by October 21, 2021 to receive a link to access the event and apply for a certificate if necessary.

 


 

2020 – Together against Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking in Europe and Its Challenges for Romania (December 10 – 6th edition)

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the 6th edition of the online conference Together Against Human Trafficking that is organized by Ramona Strugariu, Member of the European Parliament, 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), on the 10th of December, celebrating the International Human Rights Day. This year’s edition focuses on „Human Trafficking in Europe and Its Challenges for Romania.

The conference aims to address the main challenges we face in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings or protecting the survivors of this worrying phenomenon, especially the protection of children, stressing the need for effective international cooperation and inter-institutional involvement. Eradicating trafficking in human beings, in the current transnational context, is impossible without strong European cooperation in criminal matters, with an integrated and comprehensive approach. Combating child trafficking remains by far one of the main challenges facing Europe today. In line with current trends identified in the European Union’s recently published Report on Trafficking in Human Beings, more and more children are becoming safe victims of traffickers and are being subjected to many forms of exploitation.

Conference participants are asked to register by filling out the online form by December 9, 2020 – Zoom link for the conference: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87541213393 (for EN-RO translation please refer to the technical instructions)

 


2018 – Together against Human Trafficking: Human Trafficking in Europe and Its Challenges Ahead. Patterns for Romania. (October 19 – 5th edition)

The event celebrates the 12th EU Anti-Trafficking Day and it is part of an annual debate series developed in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in Europe. The 5th edition addresses the main challenges encountered by the Romanian, British, German, Israeli, Spanish, and U.S. actors involved in preventing and combating trafficking in persons, as well as the need to redesign  the inter-institutional cooperation. The event gathers magistrates and lawyers, police officers, labour inspectors, public servants, physicians, researchers, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. The discussions are encouraged, being held under the rule of Chatham House.

This conference is fully funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Romania and it is organized by ECLER with the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, the Embassy of Spain, the Embassy of Israel, and the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

 


2017 – Together against Human Trafficking: Preventing Human Trafficking in European Supply Chains. A Case for Romania (September 25 – 4th edition)

This event aims to be an annual debate forum developed in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in Europe. The 4th edition addresses the main challenges encountered by the Romanian, British, Dutch, German, Israeli, Swedish, and U.S. actors involved in preventing and combating trafficking in persons, as well as the need to redesign inter-institutional cooperation. The event gathers magistrates and lawyers, police officers, labour inspectors, public servants, physicians, researchers, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. The discussions are encouraged, being held under the rule of Chatham House.

This conference is fully funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Romania and it is organized with support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy of the United Kingdom, the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Israel and the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

 


2016 – Together against Human Trafficking: Challenges and Practical Lessons. Human Trafficking and exploitation in the Context of the Refugees Crises (November 18 – 3rd edition)

This event aims to be an annual debate forum in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in Europe. The 3rd edition addresses the main challenges encountered by the Romanian, German, Dutch, British and Swedish actors involved in preventing and combating trafficking in persons in the context of the present refugee crisis, as well as the protection of the victims. The event gathers magistrates and lawyers, police officers, public servants, researchers, labour inspectors, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. The discussions are encouraged, being held under the rule of Chatham House.

This conference was fully funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Romania and it was organized with support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy of Sweden, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Great Britain.

 


2015 – Together against Human Trafficking: Challenges and Practical Lessons. Fighting against Labour Exploitation (November 9 – 2nd edition)

This event aims to be an annual debate forum in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in Europe. The 2nd edition addresses the main challenges encountered by the Romanian, German, Dutch, and British actors involved in preventing and combating trafficking in persons for labour exploitation, as well as the protection of the victims. The event gathers magistrates and lawyers, police officers, public servants, researchers, labour inspectors, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. The discussions are encouraged, being held under the rule of Chatham House.

This conference was fully funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Romania and it was organized with support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Great Britain.

 


2014 – Together against Human Trafficking: Challenges and Practical Lesson (December 10 – 1st edition)

This event aims to be an annual debate forum in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to trafficking in persons in Europe. The 1st edition addresses the main challenges encountered by the Romanian, German, and Dutch actors involved in preventing and combating trafficking in persons, as well as the protection of the victims. The event gathers magistrates and lawyers, police officers, public servants, researchers, labour inspectors, NGO’s representatives, as well as foreign diplomats in Romania. The discussions are encouraged, being held under the rule of Chatham House.

This conference was fully funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Romania and it was organized with support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Great Britain, and the Romanian-American University.