Calendar of Events - April, 2019
Human trafficking – a crime with too few convictions and too many victims

Human trafficking – a crime with too few convictions and too many victims

The Ministry of the Interior of Latvia with support of the Permanent Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States hosted the international conference entitled “Human trafficking – a crime with too few convictions and too many victims” under the Latvian Presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Riga on 21 – 22 February 2019.

28.02.2019
Stakeholders discuss national strategies and capacities to identify and assist victims of transnational human trafficking cases

Stakeholders discuss national strategies and capacities to identify and assist victims of transnational human trafficking cases

On 18 December 2018 the Ministry of the Interior hosted a National meeting in the framework of the project HOF-BSR “Paving the Way for the Harmonized Operational Framework in the Baltic Sea Region” during which a national inter-institutional mapping exercise was conducted to point out existing strategies and capacities at the national and local level to identify victims of human trafficking, to provide rehabilitation and reintegration assistance with a particular focus on transnational cases of human trafficking.

20.12.2018
Ten representatives of various organizations become Ambassadors of Responsible Business

Ten representatives of various organizations become Ambassadors of Responsible Business

Ten representatives of various organizations - Latvian Restaurants` Society, JSC Puzzle Financial, Latvian Television, society "Contemplatio", SJSC Riga International Airport, LLC Repharm, SJSC Latvian Railway, SJSC Road Traffic Safety Office, LLC Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvia, Ministry of the Interior - graduated a new business initiative – program of “Ambassadors of Responsible Business” led by the Corporate Social Responsibility Platform of Latvia (CSR Latvia)

17.12.2018
Annual consultations of the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials with CBSS Observers under the Latvian CBSS Presidency

Annual consultations of the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials with CBSS Observers under the Latvian CBSS Presidency

The Permanent Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) hosted annual consultations of the CBSS Committee of Senior Officials with CBSS Observers under the Latvian CBSS Presidency in Stockholm on 23 October 2018. Currently the CBSS has designated eleven countries with Observer status – Belarus, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, the Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

23.10.2018
Closure meeting of the project

Closure meeting of the project "Enhancing Moldovan capacities in fighting against trafficking in human beings"

The General Police Inspectorate (Inspectoratul General De Politie) hosted the closure meeting of the international project “Enhancing Moldovan capacities in fighting against trafficking in human beings” (ICMPD/2018/MPF-240-003) on 15 October 2018 in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

15.10.2018
Four countries - Finland, Bulgaria, Estonia and Latvia join efforts to address labour trafficking

Four countries - Finland, Bulgaria, Estonia and Latvia join efforts to address labour trafficking

In Helsinki, Finland on 4 - 5 October 2018 European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) hosted a kick-off meeting of its new international project FLOW "Flow of illicit funds and victims of labour trafficking; undercovering the complexities" #FLOW_THB

05.10.2018
CBSS TF-THB meeting under the Latvian Presidency

CBSS TF-THB meeting under the Latvian Presidency

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia is hosting the first meeting of the Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS TF-THB) under the Latvian Presidency on 26 – 27 September, 2018.

26.09.2018
The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is launching a new project against Human Trafficking - All Member States in the Baltic Sea Region are onboard to counter this cross-border crime

The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is launching a new project against Human Trafficking - All Member States in the Baltic Sea Region are onboard to counter this cross-border crime

The Council of the Baltic Sea States* is launching its new international project against Human Trafficking – Paving the Way for a Harmonized Operational Framework in the Baltic Sea Region (HOF BSR).

07.09.2018
Two-days training session on anti-trafficking policy planning and inter-institutional cooperation held in Moldova, Chisinau

Two-days training session on anti-trafficking policy planning and inter-institutional cooperation held in Moldova, Chisinau

Implementing the joint project by Lithuania, Latvia and Moldova "Enhancing Moldovan capacities in fighting against trafficking in human beings" (ICMPD/2018/MPF-240-003) project action “Exchange of experiences and best practices related to anti-trafficking inter-institutional cooperation and policy planning and discussions on way forward” was held on 4 – 5 June, 2018 in Chisinau at premises of General Police Inspectorate gathering representatives from various State institutions, law enforcement agencies and NGOs dealing with anti-trafficking issues in Moldova.

11.06.2018
Project activity

Project activity "Assessment/review of current anti-trafficking national institutional framework and policy planning"

Implementing the joint project by Lithuania, Latvia and Moldova "Enhancing Moldovan capacities in fighting against trafficking in human beings" (ICMPD/2018/MPF-240-003) project action on assessment of current anti-trafficking national institutional framework and policy planning in Moldova took place in Chisinau, Moldova from April 23 - 27, 2018.

03.05.2018