An international conference, “Ten years on from the European Anti-Trafficking Directive and the new European Strategy to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025)", organised under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be held on 25 May at 09h00 (Lisbon time).
Taking part in the opening session will be the Portuguese Minister for Home Affairs, Eduardo Cabrita, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Justice, Anabela Pedroso and the Portuguese Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Rosa Monteiro.
The participants in the event will reflect on a decade of implementation of the European Directive, in Portugal and in other Member States, and on the priorities of the new European Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings.
The conference will include thematic sessions on “The gender dimension in prevention, combat and assistance to victims” and “Statistical comparability in the development of policies: near or distant future?”
The most recent European statistics show that children make up around 22% of all the victims registered by the 27 Member States, thus making it imperative to introduce special measures for detecting, identifying, protecting and assisting children.
The programme is available here. The conference will take place from 09h00 to 13h00 (Lisbon time) and can be watched on the Facebook pages of the Observatory on Trafficking in Human Beings and the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.