Integration of victims of trafficking: a roadmap for professionals (Childhub webinar)

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Date of webinar: 
12 Dec 2018
Start and finish time of webinar: 
4-5pm CET
Nikola Kondev, National Anti Trafficking Commission of Bulgaria
Vineta Polatside, Head of the Anti trafficking Task Force, Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

About the webinar:

We are hosting a webinar to present the results of the work carried out by the Council of Baltic Sea States in collaboration with the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as part of the TRAM project (Trafficking along Migration Routes to Europe Bridging the Gap between Migration, Asylum and Anti-Trafficking).

The special focus of this one-hour long discussion is the integration of victims of trafficking that were part of the refugee and migrants who arrived in Europe between 2015 and 2018. Speakers will elaborate on a Road map for integration of the victims of trafficking among migrants in Finland, Germany, and Sweden designed during the course of the project. The webinar will also feature an intervention from the Bulgarian National Anti-trafficking Commission in relation to their work under a Swiss Bulgarian cooperation programme, which fostered the integration of victims of trafficking in Bulgaria. This is an excellent opportunity for participants to understand the challenges and opportunities that can be identified, seized or overcome in fostering the integration or the reintegration of victims of trafficking.

This is the second session in the TRAM webinar mini-series. We hosted the first one earlier this year, where speakers discussed the research results of the study “Trafficking along migration routes to Europe: Bridging the Gap between Migration, Asylum and Anti-Trafficking”, with a particular focus on unaccompanied and separated children travelling to Europe along the Western Balkans route. Click here to check-out the recording of the first session!

About the speakers:

Mr. Nikola Kondev worked as an independent researcher in the field of migration for International Organization for Migration (IOM), mapping and analyzing the migration flows in the EU-27 Member States as part of the Independent Network of Labour Migration and Integration Experts. Since 2011 he has been working in the public administration sector in Bulgaria in the field of regular and irregular migration. He has worked at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy as an expert on labour migration policy and responsible for the day-to-day communication with the Ministry’s Labour and Social Policy Units at the Embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria in Athens, Berlin, Bern, Dublin, London, Madrid, Nicosia and Vienna. He has also worked at the State Agency for Refugees as a policy analyst on international protection and responsible for the coordination of the Bulgarian participation in EU-level policymaking in the field, especially with regard to development and implementation of new policies and mechanisms, such as the Relocation and Resettlement schemes, as well as the respective Standard Operating Procedures. He has joined the team at NCCTHB in July 2016.

Vineta Polatside is Senior Adviser and Head of the Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings at the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS). The Task Force is a dedicated expert group that works to counteract human trafficking in all its forms of exploitation in the Baltic Sea Region and further afield. She  has been working in the field of human trafficking for over 15 years. Previously she has worked with human trafficking issues at the International Organization for Migration and she is also a co-founder of the main anti-trafficking  NGO “Shelter “Safe house””in Latvia.

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