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The Regional Implementation Initiative aims at reinforcing the political commitments and legal obligations of the participating countries both to prevent and combat all forms of trafficking in human beings, including trafficking for labour exploitation and domestic servitude – thus supporting and complementing the implementation efforts of the larger European anti-trafficking framework as led down in the Lisbon Treaty and the Action Oriented Paper (AOP). It will foster cooperation and coordination among all relevant stakeholders including government authorities, international and non-governmental organizations, taking existing good practices and lessons learned into account. It focuses on a human-rights-based, victim-centered and age-sensitive approach, taking the gender perspective into account. The Regional Implementation Initiative is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministries for Labour & Social Affairs, for Women, and of Health, and hosted by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)*.

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Think-tank Event – International Expert Round Table – 14 September 2021

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ROUND TABLE:
Understanding the Linkages between (Labour) Exploitation, Migration & Human Trafficking

with Panel debates of renowned experts, practitioners and researchers

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10 Years of THB Regional Implementation Initiative

THE REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION INITIATIVE

A THINK-TANK AND CATALYST SINCE 2010 FOR POLICY ACTION, INNOVATION AND FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING COMMITMENTS

 See our Compilation to celebrate 10 Years of THB Regional Implementation Initiative

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Think-tank Event – International Expert Round Table – 16 April 2021 – via Livestream and on demand

HUMAN TRAFFICKING RELOADED:
Making Identification & Justice Safe and Accessible for Victims in Digital, post-COVID Times

we encouraged and stimulated a fresh and constructive critical debate among and with relevant practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders on the crucial issues of Identification and Justice, as they constitute major factors (and unfortunately also major flaws) in creating safe environments for both the victims of human trafficking & exploitation – and our societies at large.

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Expert Talk on Human Trafficking – 20 November 2020 via Livestream and on demand

EXPERT TALK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Is there a Chance to Win the Battle?‘ 

Experts discussed live at the Austrian Chamber of Labour in Vienna

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International Round Table – 27 September 2019 – Vienna

RESILIENCE VS VULNERABILITY:
How to Break the Cycle of Exploitation & Human Trafficking in the Digital Age

Renowned high-level experts, researchers and longstanding practitioners in the field of anti-trafficking discussed – on the basis of new research, studies and findings -more appropriate and effective responses to the issue at large (including how different forms of individual resilience are overlooked by policymakers and rescuers) with regard to the possibilities and challenges posed by recent and future digital developments.

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International Round Table – 28 September 2018 – Vienna

The Interplay between ‚New‘ Technology, Trafficking and Anti-Human Trafficking

Renowned experts, practitioners, researchers and Stakeholders discussed the interplay between Technology, Trafficking and Anti-Human Trafficking and analyzed the ethical, political and social challenges posed by online Networks.

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Event: D-CAHT Seminar/Round Table – 18 April 2018 – Lubjana

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Interview with Dr. Helga Konrad

Below you can see an interview with Helga Konrad, Head of the ‘Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T-JAYdCUzo&w=560&h=315

International Round Table – 29 September 2017 – Vienna

Re-branding Human Trafficking. The Interface of Migration, Human Trafficking and Slavery

Renowned experts, practitioners, researchers and Stakeholders  explored, analyzed and discussed the links between Human Trafficking, Migration and Slavery and provided in depth information and insight into the complex crime of human trafficking as well as developed (more) innovative and (more) effective responses to the problem at large.

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Event: Menschenhandel im Zentrum Europas

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International Round Table – 30 September 2016 – Vienna

Preventing Human Trafficking through ‘Decent Work for Everybody’ and Combating
Child Trafficking & Exploitation in Europe

Renowned Experts, Practitioners, Stakeholders and Decision-makers had the occasion to discuss, challenge and share analysis and findings of recent research and project results as well as ways forward around topics related to Child Trafficking & Explotation in Europe

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International Round Table – 17 June 2016 – Vienna

Beyond Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery

Renowned experts and researchers had the occasion to confront practitioners and stakeholders with topical analysis and up-to-date findings, and discussed with participants good practice examples with regard to human trafficking and migration, as well as creative solutions and potential ways out of current crisis scenarios.

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GAATW-IS statement on Amnesty International’s policy on sex work

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Visual Language for Recognition of Human Trafficking

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Labour Exploitation: a New Interesting Study 

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4th ELPAT Congress on Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Organ Transplantation 

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International Round Table – 20 November 2015 – Vienna

Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking – Turning Suspicion into Evidence

the event was held at the Austrian Trade Union’s Headquater in Vienna, under the motto ‘From Suspicion to Evidence’. The focus was on labour migration/trafficking for labour exploitation and on ways to improve the evidence and justice responses as well as on exploring ways and opportunities to collaborate and complement one another’s efforts to achieve better impacts and results.

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For a detailed overview and information on this International Round Table please click on the title of the post and see the PRESS TV Report by clicking on this link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/11/21/438510/Europe-criticized-lack-prosecution-human-trafficking

International Round Table – 25 September 2015 – Vienna

Health and Gender Aspects and Implications of Human Trafficking
Organ Removal and Establishment of Health Focal Points

It is was a great pleasure to organise the International Round Table on ‘Health and Gender Aspects and Implications of Human Trafficking – Organ Removal and Establishment of Health Focal Points’ that was hold in Vienna on 25 September 2015 in the framework of the ‘Regional Implementation Initiative 2015’.

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Renowned international experts from OSCE, Council of Europe, NGOs, Law enforcement, Universities etc. provided expertise and practice-oriented know how, and discussed with participants good and bad practice examples as well as possible sustainable Solutions.

For a detailed overview and information on this International Round Table please click on the title of the post and see the PRESS TV Report by clicking on this link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/26/430745/EU-Trafficking-