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UPDATE: Due to the great interest in this event, online registrations are now closed. We can still consider individual requests sent to project@payoke.be.

We are glad to announce that registrations for the Conference on “New Forms of European Partnership and Cooperation in Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings” are now open! This event is being organised within the framework provided by the European Commission's Directorate General Home Affairs ISEC Programme on Prevention of and Fight against Crime,  and will highlight the main features of the current debate taking place between policy makersmedical practitionerslaw enforcementborder guards and judicial officialscivil society and academia. This event will reflect upon the results of two years long efforts undertaken by Payoke Belgium along with the University of Krems and Pécs as well as a number of governments, such as Albania, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and UK, EU Agencies such as FRONTEX, EUROPOL, EUROJUST, UN specialised agencies and the NGO community in building new forms of  multidisciplinary partnerships and strategies aiming at the protection of victims of trafficking as well as introducing innovative tools for sustainable cooperation between the medical field and law enforcement. In this way the conference will provide a valuable input to the implementation of the 2012 EU Strategy Towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings. 

With the support of academia, civil society and a large number of partners Payoke in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Policy Action (CEIPA) is inviting participants to attend a lively discussion amongst governments, media, civil society, policy makers and academia on current issues touching upon human rightsEU security  and above all the challenges and  constraints of future policy developments following the soon ending Stockholm Programme setting the limits of the EU policies in the field of Home Affairs.

Practical information: The event is organised with the financial support of the European Commission, therefore there is no conference fee or a limitation on the number of participants per country. Conference materials, project deliverables (handbooks, pocket cards, training materials etc.) will be handed out to the participants free of charge, coffee breaks and lunch are also foreseen. Travel and accommodation costs will only be reimbursed to speakers and official representatives of the project partner countries. 

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