9 Jul 2013
Event summary in pdf format:
12 – 14h
Ground floor, 1 Place du Congrès, Brussels
The past few years have seen an economic crisis as well as an increase in conflict at our region’s borders. Migration, asylum and trafficking in human beings (THB), caused by the economic crisis and conflict, the related human security aspects and how this affects the region’s security, are high on the agenda. Trafficking is increasing in Europe and is only 2nd to drug trade as the biggest source of illicit profits for criminals. Thus it is only logical that work on democracy, security, governance and the rule-of-law be put into play to better address migration and asylum and to support the fight against and prevention of THB. This panel looked at the state-of-play in how SSR is addressing this issue, the human security framework and current EU mechanisms in the migration sector.
1200 Light lunch
Introduction and Moderator Cristina Gallach, Head of Public Relations, Council of the European Union
Ana Gomes, MEP
Giji Gya, Head Migration, Asylum and counter-THB Programme, DCAF; Manager, DCAF Brussels Office
“Shifting security – SSR and the migration, asylum and counter-THB sector”
Sylvie Bianchi, Board Member, ECPAT Belgium
“Trafficking of children - a human security perspective”
Zoi Sakelliadou, Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator
Followed by Q&A from the floor.
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