At the European Forum against Human Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation, experts and policy makers convened to tackle pressing issues in combating human trafficking and labour exploitation.
The CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB) expert group held its final meeting under the German CBSS Presidency in Berlin on 12-13 June 2023, addressing the important topic of fair recruitment.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Council of the Baltic Sea States held a launch event for the "Handbook for Embassies and Diplomatic Missions on How to Assist and Protect Victims of Human Trafficking" on 23 February in Stockholm. This practical and illustrative guide is intended for use by embassies and diplomatic missions to prevent human trafficking and protect its victims.
The CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB) expert group held its second meeting under the German Presidency in Berlin on 16-17 February 2023. The meeting, organised by the German Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSF), focused on sexual exploitation, including the exploitation of children and online exploitation.
The “Before You Go” information campaign informs labour migrants from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania about the risks of labour exploitation. The campaign was jointly developed by the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and the Swedish Gender Equality Agency.
Veikko Mäkelä, CBSS expert on human trafficking and Project Officer at the CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB), talks about labour exploitation and forced labour in the Baltic Sea Region and what the CBSS is doing about it.
The Swedish Gender Equality Agency (Jämställdhetsmyndigheten) has cooperated with the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB) on several occasions. From the experience of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, the TF-THB has consistently shown its value as a partner in the work to tackle trafficking in human beings. Working both on a practical and political level, the competence of TF-THB is hard to replace.