Calendar of Events - December, 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
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
The Kick-off Meeting on Ant-Trafficking Project in Chisinau

The Kick-off Meeting on Ant-Trafficking Project in Chisinau

The Kick-off meeting on the action Enhancing Moldovan Capacities in Fighting against Trafficking in Human Beings“ (grant agreement No ICMPD/2018/MPF-240-003) was held in Chisinau, Moldova on 23 March 2018.

 

 

26.03.2018
Regional awareness raising campaign

Regional awareness raising campaign "Human trafficking - a crime that is all of our responsibility"

The Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of the Baltic Sea States marking its 10th anniversary has initiated a campaign to raise awareness "Human trafficking - a crime that is all of our responsibility". Together with the Swedish artist Lovisa Burfitt and a production team in Estonia, t-shirt with an ethical supply chain was designed. Join us by wearing this design and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #traffickingsucks.

16.03.2017
Russian roulette for two thousand euros

Russian roulette for two thousand euros

Sabīne Košeļeva, www.apollo.lv

Digging deeper into the subject on the new phenomenon, which is still hard to identify and combat, exploitative sham marriages, Apollo portal talked to a manager of the HESTIA* Project and National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Ms Lāsma Stabiņa. We sought answers to who are organising this business, how do they work, and why?

27.12.2016
A new

A new "market niche" in Europe: Exploitative sham marriages

Sabīne Košeļeva, www.apollo.lv

A large-scale international project implemented under the management of the Ministry of the Interior “Preventing human trafficking and sham marriages: A multidisciplinary solution” (HESTIA)* is going to be accomplished by the end of December, launched in January 2015 with the key purpose to explore the links and analyse the phenomenon of sham marriages within the context of human trafficking, and to initiate a comprehensive action plan for their prevention. A manager of the HESTIA Project and National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Ms Lāsma Stabiņa, in an interview with Apollo, presented the outcomes of the study conducted within the scope of the project, and key trends to pay attention to, in order to, if not eliminate this increasingly expanding issue, but at least to know how to identify it and prevent it from spreading further.

21.12.2016