2021 04 26
2021 04 26
The European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights and Child10 invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the identification of children victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe – please register here to get all the information to join the roundtable.
Recent European studies show an alarming increase in trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Europe and the perpetrators are constantly finding new ways of exploiting children amplifying the cross-sectoral nature of human trafficking.
The new EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings 2021-2025 particularly highlights the importance of proactive early identification and cross-sectoral collaboration among frontline officers, such as border guards, police officers, social workers and civil society organizations, as well as the role of Internet service providers.
The recently released EU strategy on the rights of the child 2021- 2024 also emphasizes the importance of improved identification of child victims of trafficking and sexual abuse to ensure an EU where the justice system upholds the rights and needs of children victims of this horrendous crime.
During the seminar a variety of viewpoints will be presented to enhance our collective understanding of how trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Europe is happening and how victim identification can be improved, especially from the perspective of organizations across Europe working directly with child victims.
We will also discuss the cross-national aspect of child trafficking and sexual exploitation and how to improve outreach efforts and identification of victims and children at risk. We will also discuss recent policy developments in this field and how to ensure effective implementation to stop trafficking and sexual exploitation of children in Europe.
When: Monday, May 10th 2021
Time: 1.30 pm – 3.00 CET
Online – link will be provided ASAP
Hosted by MEP Evin Incir, Vice-Chair of the Intergroup on Children’s Rights
Participating in the discussion are, among others, the ten Child10 Awarded Members 2021: