From 16 to 19 January, representatives of the organisations involved in the international project "They Have a Name" gathered in Vilnius. The project focuses on the prevention of human trafficking and, together with Shelter "Safe House", involves “Active Youth” from Lithuania and “Mittetulundusühing Eluliin” from Estonia. The project is supported by the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
The aim of the Vilnius meeting was a training course and exchange of experience on professional topics related to the prevention of human trafficking.
Lectures and workshops with experts in different fields were held. The communication between the participants of the training course allowed to search and find creative solutions to the problems related to the prevention of human trafficking .
It was very interesting and valuable to visit the Lithuanian Police Prevention Unit, to listen to the experience of police officers and to discuss the mechanisms of prevention in different countries. Special emphasis was put on the work with young people, as educating and informing young people is one of the most important factors in preventing human trafficking.
The training course ended with a visit to the Lithuanian Police Museum, which provided a historical perspective on professional issues.