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.
About PP DATA
The ‘Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action’ initiative (PP DATA) was launched on 1 January 2018 as Strand C of the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF).
PP DATA aims to sustain and further enhance the established cooperation in the area of migration and asylum between the countries of the European Union, the Schengen Area, the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russia, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It does so through targeted support for the implementation of the priorities set in the Prague Process Action Plan 2012–2016 and in the Declaration endorsed by Ministers during their Conference in Bratislava on 19-20 September 2016.
The initiative is funded by the European Commission DG HOME and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
PP DATA Objectives
In line with the Ministerial Declaration, the following three specific objectives were identified for the future implementation of the Prague Process Action Plan:
Specific Objective I: to ensure continued policy- and expert-level dialogue and targeted information exchange among the 50 Prague Process participating states, on the topics identified in the Prague Process Action Plan and the Bratislava Ministerial Declaration.
Specific Objective II: : to establish, maintain and continuously improve the Migration Observatory, hosted by ICMPD. Building on the Prague Process Knowledge base concept and combining state and academic expertise, the Migration Observatory will produce analytical outputs on the thematic areas of the Prague Process Action Plan. All results will be developed and published in English and Russian.
Specific Objective III: to establish, maintain and continuously improve the Training Academy, hosted by ICMPD. The Training Academy will develop training materials and conduct trainings based on accumulated best practices and guidelines. All results, training materials and e-learning tools will be published in English and Russian.
The Migration Observatory and the Training Academy shall both serve as a laboratory for generating new project and cooperation ideas for the Prague Process and MPF purposes.
Read more about the PP DATA and the Prague Process here.