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They Have a Name

Report of the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings. A Baltic Sea States Edition

Ievietots: 28.04.2023


Combatting trafficking in human beings is a priority for the European Union. In the framework of the project "They Have a Name" a new study has been developed  on the prevention of trafficking in human beings in the Baltic States.

Through intensive cooperation and knowledge sharing between various NGOs and expert organisations in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, the research hopes to contribute to the fight against human trafficking in the Baltic Sea region.

The study provides an overview of the current state of human trafficking based on relevant national statistics, the most common types of human trafficking, existing prevention strategies, as well as the best practices employed by antitrafficking organisations and governmental agencies.

Social workers, teachers, young people, internal affairs officers, and of course everyone whose daily work is related to the prevention of trafficking in human beings and assistance to victims are invited to read the study!

To read the study, click here.

A Training Course for Anti – Human Trafficking Specialists in Vilnius

Ievietots: 24.01.2023

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.