Before the entry into force of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons specially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol), most countries did not comprehensively criminalize trafficking, which left victims unidentified and offenders unpunished – human trafficking was occurring with impunity. Even though countries have today introduced anti-trafficking legislation, impunity remains widespread.
Objectives: The project ‘Migration.Communication.Schools’ (MIKS) aimed to communicate knowledge on migration in an age-appropriate manner in view of raising awareness on the societal responsibility for a successful migration policy.
Summary: The MIKS project addressed the main target group of students and educators in Austria, as well as the general public. It was a follow-up to the 2017-2018 pilot project ‘Migration Communication – MIKO’ and built on its main outputs, including two theatre plays and a policy simulation game. These outputs aimed at communicating the findings of the 2016 ‘Report by the Migration Council: Understanding Migration – Managing Migration’, which elaborates a balanced approach to migration, based on future scenarios, and addressing 10 sub-areas of migration, ranging from demographic developments and changes in society to the configuration of the migration system in Austria.