On the occasion of the European Day for Combating Trafficking in Persons (18 October), the Ministry of Interior, the Budapest Process and the European Migration Network organised an international conference in Budapest on 20-21 October, with the participation of more than 30 countries and international organisations.
Trafficking in persons remains one of the biggest challenges in Europe and the Silk Road region, alongside illegal migration. The conference provided an opportunity for country representatives and experts to share their experiences, best practices and current challenges related to human trafficking.
The conference was opened by Judit Tóth, Deputy State Secretary for EU Development Coordination in the Ministry of Interior, and by Diane Schmitt, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of the European Commission, via video message.
The topics of the lectures and panels were the following: exploring the latest trends of trafficking in persons and irregular migration in countries along the routes; understand ongoing challenges and learn from good practices of law enforcement and border management authorities; Gain an insight into the protection structures for victims of trafficking in countries along the routes; explore opportunities for cooperation among the countries of origin, transit and destination in developing and implementing effective measures to prevent and counter trafficking in persons, including improving the identification of victims and providing protection, especially to vulnerable groups among them.
The conference is also published on the website of the Ministry of Interior (in Hungarian): https://kormany.hu/hirek/emberkereskedelem-elleni-nemzetkozi-konferencia-a-belugyminiszteriumban
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