When: 17 February 2014, 09:30 - 18 February 2014, 13:00
Where: Hofburg, Vienna
Organized by: OSCE and Council of Europe, on the occasion of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe and the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship
This conference is organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
By the time of the conference, the Council of Europe (GRETA monitoring mechanism) will have evaluated the anti-trafficking action of almost 30 European countries, including Austria. The aim of this joint OSCE/Council of Europe conference, on the occasion of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe and the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship, is to take stock of the progress made so far and to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking. It will also provide an opportunity for an exchange of practices and tools developed on the basis of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings and on how legally binding standards, monitoring mechanisms and political strategies can mutually reinforce each other and lead to effective action to counter trafficking in human beings.
The conference will be opened by a high-level panel and followed by four thematic panels on prevention, victim identification and protection, prosecution as well as partnership and co-ordination.
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