TRACE workshop: Current and Future Trends of Human Trafficking in Europe

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An international workshop “Current and Future Trends of Human Trafficking in Europe,” organized by the TRACE project consortium will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 20 November 2015. The workshop will gather policy makers, academics, law-enforcement officials and NGOs from across Europe. The participants will discuss and build consensus around the findings of an upcoming report on the connections between human trafficking and other criminal industries as well as social, economic and political factors.

The day-long workshop will include the following sessions:
Session 1: The effects of political and socio-economic factors on human trafficking;
Session 2: Changes in international criminal industries (drug trafficking, money laundering, prostitution and smuggling of migrants) and links to human trafficking;
Session 3: Emerging social, political, economic and organized crime trends and forecasting changes in human trafficking.

The workshop is part of the TRACE Work Package 5: Trafficking as a global phenomenon: political and socio-economic aspects. It is organized by the Bulgarian partner in the TRACE consortium, Animus Association Foundation, and will take place on the premises of the National Commission for Combating Traffic in Human Beings of Bulgaria. The working language of the workshop is English.
TRACE (Trafficking as a Criminal Enterprise) is an EU-funded project which started in May 2014 and will run for two years, until April 2016. TRACE consists of a multi-disciplinary team from across Europe who will develop state-of-the-art knowledge on the business of human trafficking in an effort to support stakeholders in their fight against this crime.
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