This high-level event is closely linked to the Global Trade Union Alliance to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking and will raise awareness and facilitate co-operation and partnership to fight human trafficking, bringing together representatives from trade unions and NGOs from Greece, Italy, Ireland, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain and Ukraine.
The regional workshop is part of the EC funded ILO project “Elimination of human trafficking from Moldova and Ukraine through labour market based measures” and is organized in cooperation with ILO Sub-Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The workshop will feature experts and key actors in the fight against forced labour and trafficking for labour exploitation.
The workshop will provide a platform for exchange of information and good practices amongst trade unions and NGOs in Western and Eastern Europe. The overall objective of the workshop is to foster cooperation between trade unions in countries of destination and origin for labour migration and to establish a network of trade union and NGO focal points providing assistance and support to migrant workers in order to prevent forced labour and trafficking and support compensation claims of exploited workers.
The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to share experience of trade unions’ work in the area of migration and assistance to forced labour victims, and to network with trade unions and NGOs from participating countries.