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Study visit under the project "Evaluation and improvement of system for effective identification and support of child victims of trafficking in human beings"

Published 21.12.2017

On the 28th of September 2017 as part of the project called “Evaluation and improvement of system for effective identification and support of child victims of trafficking in human beings” which was co-financed by the Norwegian Grants in the framework of the PL-15 “Schengen Cooperation and Combatting Cross-border Organised Crime, including Trafficking and Itinerant Criminal Groups” a study visit in Warsaw took place.

  • Norway Grants
    Norway Grants

During the study visit an expert seminar was organized in which participated Ms. Lorena Xhani -  the representative of the Ministry of the Interior of Albania.

The seminar was focused on topics connected to system of effective identification and support of child victims of trafficking in human beings in Poland. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the following institutions:

Ministry of the Interior of Albania,
Police Headquarters,
Border Guard Headquarters,
National Prosecutor's Office,
Office for Foreigners,
Ministry of Education,
Ministry of the Interior and Administration.

The meeting was also attended by non-governmental organizations which work on a daily basis with children and minor victims and by representatives of four Embassies - Norway, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Germany.

The seminar was opened by Mr. Adam Knych, Deputy Director of the Department of Analysis and Migration Policy - Ministry of the Interior and Administration, who presented the phenomenon of child trafficking in Poland. Ms. Joanna Sosnowska, Head of Unit for the European Migration Network and Prevention against Trafficking in Human Beings presented the assumptions of the above-mentioned project.

Afterwards Ms. Lorena Xhani from Ministry of the Interior of Albania talked about good practices of the Albanian Government in the fight against child trafficking and awareness raising system for young people through the implementation of special classes on THB topics in schools.

Ms. Agata Kobylińska from Unit for the European Migration Network and Prevention against Trafficking in Human Beings presented “Algorithm for identification of and conduct towards minor victims of trafficking in human beings for Police and Border Guard officers”. Ms. Marcelina Mroczkowska from the same Unit described the report called "Best practices and challenges of the system for identification of child victims of trafficking in human beings in Poland” which has been written by the experts of Department of Analysis and Migration Policy of Ministry of the Interior and Administration. The report has been also consulted with Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe (GRETA).

Mr. Michał Grzelec from the National Police Headquarters and Mr. Tomasz Nowak from the Border Guard Headquarters presented how the law enforcement in Poland is countering child trafficking. Afterwards Ms. Irena Dawid-Olczyk from La Strada Foundation informed everybody about the support offered to children in the National Consulting and Intervention Center for the Victims of Trafficking.

During the seminar the experts discussed also about new methods or actions that could be taken to raise the awareness about THB. The Ministry of the Interior and Administration in the cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Empowering Children Foundation is planning to create lessons scenarios for children. To continue with the idea of preventive actions Ms. Justyna Jarząbska from Unit for the European Migration Network and Prevention against Trafficking in Human Beings presented special campaigns which have been made in various countries and methods of informal education.

 

Tags: NMF, projects, COE, GRETA, children, THB

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