Past Meetings

Tirana, May 2016

On 12 May 2016, the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators (NATC) from South-Eastern Europe (SEE) discussed the current and the future challenges in the fight against trafficking in human beings (THB), specifically taking into consideration the impact of the current refugee crisis on the vulnerability to THB and exploitation among unaccompanied and separated children in the SEE region. They highlighted the good practices and ongoing anti- initiatives on unaccompanied and separated children in the SEE region, assessed opportunities for future transnational cooperation specifically between SEE countries and other relevant countries outside the region and developed adequate recommendations. The meeting was kindly hosted by the Albanian Ministry of Interior and co-organised by ICMPD (as Secretariat) and OSCE mission in Albania in Tirana, Albania.

1. Agenda
2. List of Participants
3. Meeting Report
4. Photos      

 

Stockholm, November 2015

The National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators (NATCs) of South Eastern Europe (SEE) and Sweden gathered on 3-4 November in Stockholm, Sweden, to discuss the current and the future challenges in the fight against trafficking in human beings, specifically taking into consideration the impact of the current refugee crisis on the vulnerability of the displaced people to trafficking and exploitation. The meeting was hosted by the County Administrative Board of Stockholm (CABS) and co-organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in the framework of the project “Development of a Transnational Referral Mechanism for Sweden (SE-TRM II) - Targeted support to CABS”.

1. Agenda
2. Participants
3. Meeting Report
4. Presentations:  5. Photos    

 

Vienna, March 2015

For the first time, representatives from Central Europe and the UK joined the meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators organised by ICMPD on 30-31 March 2015. Fifteen European countries met to explore and highlight common priorities and shared challenges, such as effective data sharing and exchange processes between national authorities, in order to further develop a regional response to trafficking in human beings. The UK's recently appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Mr Kevin Hyland, gave a keynote speech and child protection experts from terre des hommes and the UK's NSPCC made presentations about trends and practices of trafficking among vulnerable children in Europe. Ms Petya Nestorova, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Trafficking also spoke on the role of transnational referral mechanisms.

1. Agenda
2. Participants 
3. Meeting Report 
4. Photos
5. Video interview with ICMPD Programme Manager Elisa Toresso 
6. Video interview with the UK's Anti-Slavery Coordinator Kevin Hyland    

 

Istanbul, June 2014

On 25–26 June 2014, the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe met in Istanbul, Turkey, to share information about efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, as well as to discuss the latest THB trends in the SEE and EU regions with a special focus on national reporting and monitoring mechanisms. Representatives from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management joined the meeting.

  1. Agenda
  2. Participants
  3. Meeting Report and Conclusions
  4. Photos

 

Sarajevo, September 2013

On 19 September 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe discussed the coordinated policies and good practices related to combating trafficking in human beings at the EU level, as well as the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Ms Myria Vassiliadou, and the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Ms Petya Nestorova, attended as guest speakers.

  1. Agenda

 

Sofia, March 2013

The National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe met on 11 and 12 March 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria, to share information about their efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, as well as to discuss their experience in implementing Directive 2011/36/EU.

  1. Agenda
  2. Participants
  3. Meeting Report and Conclusions

 

Ljubljana, October 2012

The National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 4 October 2012 to discuss how they can contribute to the implementation of the EU strategy. On the occasion of the 6th EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2012, the NATCs agreed upon a joint declaration, which outlines their priorities.

  1. Agenda
  2. Participants
  3. Joint Declaration
  4. Photos

 

Bucharest, February 2012

A working lunch of the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe took place on 28 February 2012 in Bucharest, Romania, in the framework of the final seminar of the project 'Enhancing Transnational Cooperation on Trafficking Cases in South-Eastern Europe (TRM-II)'. For more information on the main topics of discussion during the working lunch and the seminar, see the documents below.

  1. Agenda
  2. Conclusions TRM II final seminar

 

Belgrade, June 2011

The first meeting of the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators from South-Eastern Europe took place on 8 June 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia. The latest trends in THB were discussed with a special focus on street children.

  1. Meeting Report and Conclusions Participants

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