Parliamentarians against Human Trafficking

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A European project to establish a network of parliamentarians working to prevent human trafficking

Project aims

The project aims to develop a European network of parliamentarians working to combat human trafficking in order to promote and develop cross-border cooperation and mutual understanding. The project will complement and stimulate national-level anti-trafficking activities, such as legal reform and victim support. The project aims to directly reach 100 parliamentarians across 15 countries, and 1,000 indirectly through the participating parliamentarians reporting back to national parliaments. The project will conclude with focal point contacts on human trafficking in at least eight national parliaments. Visit the project website here:

The project will achieve this through a programme of events across Europe. Activities will include:
•    sub-regional seminars
•    good-practice exchange visits
•    conferences
•    thematic discussion papers on human trafficking
•    country briefing papers suitable for parliamentarians to use in debates
•    a website
•    a year-one progress report and final report

The project will collaborate with specialist NGOs and business leaders in at least eight countries to share information on human trafficking, specifically child trafficking, labour exploitation and sexual exploitation. It will also promote public-private partnerships against trafficking. 

Countries involved include Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and the UK

Main partners
ECPAT UK logoECPAT UK stands for End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes.

ECPAT UK is a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the child trafficking and exploitation. ECPAT UK achieves its objectives through campaigning, research, training, policy development and capacity-building. ECPAT UK is the UK national representative of ECPAT International, a global network of children's rights organisations in more than 70 countries.

The Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) is a UK-based charity that grew out of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking.

The HTF aims to create a UK that presents a hostile environment for human traffickers,where there is widespread public awareness of the evils and existence of trafficking, where there is tangible and accessible support for trafficking victims, and where traffickers are swiftly and effectively brought to justice.

Asociatia logoAsociatia provides support to children at risk of trafficking in Romania. It works to build links between children at risk (for example, in institutions) and their local communities. Asociatia is chaired by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne.

Associate Project Partners
British Group
Inter-Parliamentary Union
COBCOE – Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe

National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings in the Netherlands
Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation

Project Team

Stana BuchowskaStana Buchowska, project co-ordinator
Stana is co-founder of La Strada and was previously the National Coordinator of La Strada Foundation against Trafficking in Persons and Slavery, based in Poland. Her main areas of work and expertise included project coordination, networking on national and international levels, development and implementation of training programmes, particularly for law enforcement representatives, social service providers and NGOs. Stana was a member of the EU Expert Group on Trafficking, 2008-2011. She was also a member of the Global Alliance against Trafficking in Women and the International Board and La Strada International Association.

Emma MakeyEmma Makey, project assistant
Emma’s background is in parliamentary international relations, having worked previously for the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the UK Parliament. Emma designed and implemented programmes and seminars for parliamentarians visiting Westminster from overseas, and arranged and accompanied delegations of UK parliamentarians visiting overseas parliaments. Emma also supported the UK delegation at Inter-Parliamentary Union assemblies and provided assistance to the 12+ European geopolitical group. Emma has an MPhil degree in Russian Studies, specialising in the politics and international relations of Russia and Ukraine.

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Funded by the European Commission and the Tudor Trust

With financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union, European Commission – Directorate-General Home Affairs


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